VATICAN CITY, NOV. 11, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI named Monsignor Grzegorz Kaszak, currently rector of the Pontifical Polish Ecclesiastical Institute, as secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family.
Monsignor Kaszak represented Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo, president of that Vatican dicastery, at the 4th World Congress of Families, which took place last May in Poland.
Monsignor Kaszak replaces Bishop Karl Josef Romer, who recently turned 75.
Pope John Paul II instituted the Pontifical Council for the Family in 1981, replacing the Committee for the Family established by Pope Paul VI in 1973.
The council oversees the promotion of the pastoral ministry and apostolate of the family, in application of the teachings and guidance of the ecclesiastical magisterium, with the aim of helping Christian families accomplish the educational and apostolic mission to which they are called.
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