Edward Pentin reports at the National Catholic Register that Francis has appointed someone to run the new section within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which has taken over the brief of my old stomping ground the former ad hoc Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“.
Msgr. Patrick Descourtieux!
Descourtieux, French, has been a professor of Patristics at my school, the Patristic Institute Augustinianum (across the street from the Palazzo Sant’Uffizio and colonnade of St. Peter’s Square). He also worked with the now CDF-absorbed PCED for many years.
Msgr. Descourtieux is sincerely dedicated in regard to traditional groups, level headed, very smart and well-informed.
This is a very positive development.