Holy Father Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer from Spain as the new prefect for the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith.  His Excellency Luis Ferrer has a doctorate in Theology and was ordained as a priest on July 29, 1973 and now succeeds Cardinal Gerhard Muller, whose 5year term as prefect got over on July 2, 2017.

As reported by crux now, Holy Father highlighted that, “ The delays of appointment were due to the need to draft new legislation and to the fact that few people have been trained to investigate allegations of abuse.”

His Lordship Cardinal Muller was the first Vatican official formally confirmed in his post by Pope Francis after his election in 2013 and  was among the 19 churchmen named Cardinals that year and is still more than 5years away from the normal retirement age for a bishop.

Source : www.cruxnow.com