Pope Francis nominates presidents-delegate for upcoming Synod

Posted July 19, 2018 6:24 pm by Editor

Pope Francis nominates presidents-delegate for upcoming Synod

VATICAN CITY – As his delegates to preside over sessions of the Synod of Bishops in October, Pope Francis has chosen four cardinals from countries where young people are facing special challenges.The Vatican announced July 14 the pope’s appointment of the presidents-delegate: Cardinals Louis Sako of Baghdad, the Chaldean patriarch; Desire Tsarahazana of Toamasina, Madagascar; Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar; and John Ribat of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.The synod will meet at the Vatican Oct. 3-28 to discuss “young people, faith and vocational discernment.” As presidents-delegate, the cardinals will alternate presiding over the synod sessions.The four cardinals come from

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