New secretary for College of Cardinals
CWN - January 28, 2014
Pope Francis has named the Brazilian Archbishop Ilson de Jesus Montanari, who is now serving as the secretary to the Congregation for Bishops, to double as secretary for the College of Cardinals.
As secretary of the College of Cardinals, Archbishop Montanari replaces Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, who was named in September to become the secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops, and will be elevated to the College of Cardinals in February. Archbishop Baldisseri had also previously been serving as secretary to the Congregation for Bishops.
The secretary of the College of Cardinals assists the cardinal-electors in accounting for votes during a papal conclave, although he does not take part in the voting and leaves the Sistine Chapel as the cardinals cast their ballots.
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