The Top Ten People of 2012 (Besides Pope Benedict)

trophy 1Editor’s Note: Here is Inside the Vatican‘s list of The Top Ten People of 2012 (although their “Man of the Year” is Pope Benedict XVI: “His eloquent words, his courage in speaking the truth during this difficult year, have been an inspiration”). Thank you to Dr. Robert Moynihan and Inside the Vatican magazine.

Msgr. Charles Scicluna — The Vatican’s chief prosecutor of clerical sexual abuse. On October 6, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Malta and Titular Bishop of San Leone

Barbara Castro Garcia — Spanish mother dies after postponing cancer treatments to save baby

Cardinal André Vingt-Trois — Archbishop of Paris and President of the French Bishops’ Conference builds coalition in opposition to the legalization of same-sex marriage

Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan — Archbishop of New York and President of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference leads a defense of unborn life and Christian marriage and values in society

Asia Bibi — Pakistani Christian woman arrested and sentenced to death for blaspheming against Islam in 2009. Her case received worldwide attention. The Pope called for clemency for Asia

Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan — Archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria, he has spoken out  against military dictatorship and violence, and urged dialogue with Muslims

Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai — Maronite Patriarch of Antioch, he is one of the key leaders of the Christian communities in the Middle East

Archbishop Georg Gänswein — The Pope’s private secretary, named Prefect of the Papal Household and Archbishop of Urbs Salvia

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares — Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, has supported the faithful application of Summorum Pontificum

Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin — This Auxiliary Bishop of Shanghai, China, has been under house arrest since July 7, 2012, following his courageous actions at his episcopal ordination

Dr. Robert Moynihan

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Dr. Robert Moynihan is an American and veteran Vatican journalist with knowledge of five languages. He is founder and editor-in-chief of Inside the Vatican magazine.

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