Officials Named for Africa Synod

VATICAN CITY, FEB. 16, 2009 ( Retired Cardinal Francis Arinze, former prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, will be one of the presidents-delegate of the October synod on Africa.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share this Entry

Benedict XVI named two other presidents-delegate and the relator-general and special secretaries for the Oct. 4-25 synod. The Pope himself is the de facto president.

The other two presidents-delegate are Cardinals Théodore-Adrien Sarr, archbishop of Dakar, Senegal, and Wilfrid Fox Napier, archbishop of Durban, South Africa.

The relator-general is Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, archbishop of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Archbishop Damião António Franklin of Luanda, Angola, and Bishop Edmond Jitangar of Sarh, Chad, are the special secretaries.

The Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops will be held in the Vatican on the theme «The Church in Africa, at the Service of Reconciliation, Justice and Peace: You Are the Salt of the Earth; You Are the Light of the World.»

The Pope will present the working document for the synod to the African episcopal conferences during his March 17-23 apostolic journey to Cameroon and Angola.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share this Entry


Support ZENIT

If you liked this article, support ZENIT now with a donation