Vatican City, 8 March 2014 (VIS) – Below is the full text of the press release issued this morning by the Holy See Press Office on the appointment of eight cardinals and seven expert laypersons as members of the Council for the Economy:

“Proceeding in the constitution of the new institutions created by the Motu proprio ‘Fidelis dispensator et prudens’ of 24 February 2014, the Holy Father has appointed eight cardinals and seven expert laypersons as members of the Council for the Economy, to serve for a five-year period:

– Cardinal Reinhard Marx, archbishop of Munich and Freising, Germany (coordinator);

– Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, archbishop of Lima, Peru;

– Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston, U.S.A.;

– Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, archbishop of Durban, South Africa;

– Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, archbishop of Bordeaux, France;

– Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, archbishop of Mexico;

– Cardinal John Tong Hon, bishop of Hong Kong, China;

– Cardinal Agostino Vallini, vicar general of His Holiness for the diocese of Rome;

– Joseph F. X. Zahra, Malta (deputy coordinator);

– Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, France;

– John Kyle, Canada;

– Enrique Llano Cueto, Spain;

– Jochen Messemer, Germany;

– Francesco Vermiglio, Italy;

– George Yeo, Singapore.”

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