Francis appointed pro-gay Albano Bishop Marcello Semeraro, 72, Italy, on October 15 as Prefect of the Congregation for Causes of Saints.
Semeraro is the secretary for the Council of Cardinals. He replaces Cardinal Becciu, who was fired on September 24.
Curia Bishop Marco Mellino, the deputy secretary was promoted the Council's new secretary.
The current six members of the Council were confirmed: Marx, Maradiaga, Parolin, O'Malley, Gracias, Bertello. Kinshasa Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, 60, a Capuchin, was added to the Council.
Semeraro is an unscrupulous ally of Francis who made a private visit to Albano for Semeraro's 70 birthday.
As a diocesan bishop, Semeraro "allowed" adulterers to become godparents, religious teachers and catechists. In 2018, he told homosex militants that "I recognise you as brothers."