The Pontiff has appointed Cardinals Alvaro Leonel Ramazzini Imeri, Bishop of Huehuetenango (Guatemala), and Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez, Archbishop of San Cristobal of Havana (Cuba), as well as Archbishop Paulo Cezar Costa, Bishop of Sao Carlos, Brazil, as well as Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez, Archbishop of San Cristobal of Havana, Cuba, as well as Archbishop Paulo Cezar Costa, Bishop of Sao Carlos, Brazil.
Today, 20 April 2020, the Holy See Press Office reported this.
Pontifical Commission for Latin America
According to its official website, the Pontifical Commission for Latin America (PCAL) is an agency of the Roman Curia created in 1958 that has as its primary function that “advise and assist the particular Churches in Latin America” and “study the issues that concern the life and progress of these Churches, especially being available, both of the Dicasteries of the Curia interested by reason of their competence , as of the Churches themselves to resolve these issues.”
It is for the PCAL, through its president, to report “regularly to the Supreme Pontiff on each of the issues”, and to suggest and promote “the initiatives or measures of government that it deems appropriate or timely”
It is also the task of the PCAL to promote “relations between international and national ecclesiastical institutions, which work for the regions of Latin America and the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia”.
Taken from: (zenit – 20 April 2020)
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