Pope Francis During the General Audience on January 10 Photo: Vatican Media

Pope Francis appoints new members and consultants for Synod and Historical Sciences Committee

A total of 8 people join two realities of the Holy See

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(ZENIT News / Vatican City, 01.10.2024).- On Wednesday, January 10th, Pope Francis appointed new consultants for the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops and also new members of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, namely:

Consultants for the General Secretariat of the Synod:

– Archbishop Timothy John Costelloe, S.D.B., Metropolitan Archbishop of Perth;

– Archbishop Piero Coda, Secretary General of the International Theological Commission;

– Gaby Alfred Hachem, Professor of Theology at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik;

– Giuseppe Bonfrate, Ordinary Professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University;

– Father Paul Béré, S.I., Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute.

New members of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences:


– Gianni La Bella, Professor of Contemporary History in the Department of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy);

– Henrique José Sampaio Soares de Sousa Leitão, Pro-Rector of the University of Lisbon (Portugal);

– Andreas Sohn, Professor of Medieval History in the Pléiade Research Unit at the Université Sorbonne Paris Nord (France).


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