On April 12, 2008, Msgr. Juan Ignacio Arrieta Ochoa de Chinchetru, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts since February 15, 2007, was appointed Titular Bishop of Civitate. He was ordained a bishop by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Papal Secretary of State, on May 1, 2008.
On July 26, 2008, Father Pablo Gefaell, a professor at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, was named Consultor for the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.
On September 6, 2008, Bishop Javier Echevarría, Titular Bishop of Cilibia and Prelate of Opus Dei, was appointed Member of the Twelfth General Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.
On September 24, 2008, Professor Juan José Silvestre Valor, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, was named Consultor for the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff.
And on December 30, 2008, the following professors of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome were appointed Consultors for the Congregation for the Clergy: Rev. Davide Cito, Rev. Jesús Miñambres, and Rev. Luis Navarro.