On July 10, 2012, Msgr. Martin Schlag, professor of moral theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, was appointed consultor of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
On July 13, 2012, Msgr. Jose Tomas Martín de Agar and Fr. Miguel Angel Ortiz were appointed as external judges of the Appeals Court for the Vicariate of Rome.
On September 18, 2012, Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, Prelate of the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei, was appointed as one of the Synodal Fathers for the Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (from October 7–28, 2012) on the topic “The new evangelization for the transmission of the Christian faith.”
On September 18, 2012, Rev. Antonio Aranda Lomeña, professor of dogmatic theology at the University of Navarra, Spain, and Rev. Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti, professor of fundamental theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, in Rome, were appointed as auditors (or experts) for above-mentioned assembly of the Synod.
On December 4, 2012, Msgr. Javier Cremades Sanz-Pastor was named Chaplain to His Holiness