Vatican City, 4 December 2013 (VIS) - Today, the Holy Father:
- appointed Msgr. Alejandro Cifres Gimenez as office head in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Msgr. Alejandro Cifres Gimenez was previously a study assistant in the same dicastery.
- appointed Maria de Lurdes Correia Fernandes, professor in the faculty of letters and vice rector of the University of Porto, Portugal, as a member of the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences.