In news released today from the Vatican, Msgr. Robert Oliver and Rev. Robert Geisinger, SJ, both active members of the Canon Law Society of America, received new appointments from the Holy Father.
Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Robert W. Oliver as secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. A priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, Msgr. Oliver will be leaving his position as the Promoter of Justice for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith to assume his new role in the Commission.
Succeeding Msgr. Oliver as Promoter of Justice for the CDF is Rev. Robert J. Geisinger, SJ. A member of the Chicago province, Father Geisinger has formerly served as the General Procurator for the Society of Jesus.
The Canon Law Society extends its warm congratulations and prayers to Msgr. Oliver and Father Geisinger!