New appointments at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Armando Matteo, currently assistant Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, as Secretary for the Doctrinal Section of the same Dicastery. He has also appointed Rev. John Joseph Kennedy, currently Head of Office in the Congregation, as Secretary of the Disciplinary Section.
Curriculum vitae of Monsignor Armando Matteo
Monsignor Armando Matteo was born in Catanzaro (Italy) on 21 September 1970. He was ordained a priest on 20 December 1997 in the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Catanzaro-Squillace.
He holds a Degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan and a Doctorate in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He has carried out various ministries in his own Archdiocese.
He taught Fundamental Theology at the Pontifical Urbaniana University. Since 12 April 2021 he has been Adjunct Under-Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Curriculum vitae of Monsignor John Joseph Kennedy
Monsignor John Joseph Kennedy was born in Dublin (Ireland) on July 15, 1968. He was ordained a priest on July 13, 1993 in the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dublin.
He obtained a Licentiate and a Doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Among the positions held in Ireland he was Vice-Parish Priest of St. Agnes Church, then of St. Nicholas of Myra in Dublin.
from 2003 to 2017 he was an Official of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and, since 2017, he has been Head of the Disciplinary Section in the same Dicastery.