Archbishop Charles Scicluna, a Maltese Archbishop has been appointed by Pope Francis as adjunct secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Scicluna was appointed adjunct secretary to the congregation. The Maltese archbishop was already a member of the congregation and president of a special college within it that decided certain legal matters in canonical processes. Scicluna, 59, will also remain Malta’s archbishop. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is responsible for promoting and safeguarding the doctrine on faith and morals in the Catholic Church. Scicluna became the Vatican’s investigator on sex abuse and last summer was appointed by the Pope to investigate allegations of abuse in Chile. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is currently led by the prefect Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria, a 74-year-old Jesuit. However, according to Canon Law, Ladaria would have to offer his resignation next year, upon reaching 75. The current secretary of the congregation is 53-year-old Giacomo Morandi.