On January 12, 2005 the Holy Father John Paul II appointed Father Augusto Diaz Duarte as Auxiliary Bishop of Rio de Janeiro.
On March 23, 2005 the Pope appointed Msgr. Philippe Jourdan as Apostolic Administrator of Estonia.
Msgr. Ignacio Carrasco de Paula has been named Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
Msgr. Paul O'Callaghan has been named a member of the Council of the Pontifical Academy of Theology.
Father Javier Canosa Rodriguez has been named consultor for the Congregation for Catholic Education.