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Holy Father Appoints Consultors of Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

Announced October 22 by Vatican

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The Holy Father has appointed as consultors of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Bishop Jorge Patricio Vega Velasco, S.V.D., bishop prelate of the Prelature of Illapel, Chile; the Reverend Fathers Diego Ramón Sarrió Cucarella, M.Afr., dean of the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Rome, Italy; Sebastian Maria Michael, S.V.D., director of the archdiocesan Commission for Interreligious Dialogue of the Archdiocese of Bombay, India; In-gun Joseph Kang, S.J., coordinator of Buddhist Studies and Dialogue of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific – JCAP, Cambodia; Mario Imperatori, S.J., visiting lecturer at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy, Naples, Italy; Bryan Lobo, S.J., dean of the Faculty of Missiology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy; the Reverend Sisters Jolanta Maria Kafka, R.M.I., superior general of the Religious Sisters of Mary Immaculate and president of the International Union of Superiors General, Rome, Italy; Maria Angela De Giorgi, M.M.X., deputy director of the Shinmeizan Centre of Spirituality and Interreligious Dialogue, Nagomi-machi, Japan; Professor Ambrogio Bongiovanni, associate ordinary lecturer at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy; Professor Gaetano Sabetta, visiting lecturer at the Pontifical Urban University, Rome, Italy; Professor Vincenzo Buonomo, magnificent rector of the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome, Italy; Professor Rita George-Tvrtkovič, lecturer at the University of Notre Dame, Fort Wayne-South Bend, United States of America; Mr. Lawrence Chong, member of the Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Interreligious Dialogue of the archdiocese of Singapore, Singapore; Dr. Pierre Diarra, member of the Conseil pour les relations interreligieuses et les nouveaux courants religieux of the Bishops’ Conference of France, France; Professor Umberto Bresciani, lecturer at the Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei, Taiwan; Dr. Lawrence E. Sullivan, director emeritus of the Center for the Study of World Religions of the Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, United States of America; Dr. Valeria Martano, responsible for interreligious dialogue in Asia for the Sant’Egidio Community, Rome, Italy; Ms. Maria Lia Zervino, president of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations, Rome, Italy; and Ms. Nicoletta Bernasconi, member of the Centre for Interreligious Dialogue of the Focolare Movement, Rome, Italy.

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