Pope confirms Cardinal Rylko, names Archbishop Chaput to laity council

Vatican City — Pope Francis reconfirmed Polish Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko as president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity and German Bishop Josef Clemens as secretary.

Among the 14 new members named Thursday were Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia; Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila, Philippines; Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna; and Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, Germany, who is also part of the pope's eight-member Council of Cardinals that advises the pope on reorganizing the Roman Curia.

Pope Francis also named 13 new consultants to the laity council, including Marguerite Peeters, a Belgian-American journalist, director of the Institute for Intercultural Dialogue Dynamics in Brussels and expert on culture and gender.

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