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Pontifical Commission for Latin America

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The Pontifical Commission for Latin America is a department of the Roman Curia. Established by Pope Pius XII on 19 April 1958,[1] it is charged with providing assistance to and examining matters pertaining to the Church in Latin America. The Commission operates under the auspices of the Congregation for Bishops and for most of its history the prefect of that Congregation has been president of the Commission.

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, PSS has been president of the Commission since 2010. There are two secretaries: Rodrigo Guerra López[2] and Emilce Cuda,[3] appointed in July 2021 and February 2022, respectively.


According to Article 83 of the Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia, Pastor Bonus, promulgated by Pope John Paul II on 28 June 1988, "the function of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America is to be available to the particular Churches in Latin America, by counsel and by action, taking a keen interest in the questions that affect the life and progress of those Churches; and especially to help the Churches themselves in the solution of those questions, or to be helpful to those dicasteries of the Curia that are involved by reason of their competence."


List of presidents

See also


  1. ^ "Pontificia Commissione per l'America Latina - Profilo tratto dall'Annuario Pontificio 2015".
  2. ^ "Resignations and appointments, 26.07.2021" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 26 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 18.02.2022" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 18 February 2022. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
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