Pope Francis on July 14, 2018, named four “delegate presidents” for the Synod of Bishops 2018: “Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.”
The synod will run from October 3-28, 2018, at the Vatican. The four will preside over the various sessions of the synod on the Holy Father’s behalf and will sign the documents that are issued.
The delegate presidents are:
- Chaldean Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako of Babylon (Iraq)
- Cardinal Désiré Tsarahazana, Archbishop of Toamasina (Madagascar)
- Cardinal Charles Maung Bo SDB., Archbishop of Yangon (Myanmar)
- Cardinal John Ribat MSC, Archbishop of Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)