New Members and Substitutes for the Upcoming Synod on the Family

 

With regard to the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to take place in the Vatican from 4 to 25 October on the theme “The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and contemporary world”, we publish a further list of the members and substitutes elected by the various Episcopal Conferences and confirmed by the Holy Father.

With regard to the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to take place in the Vatican from 4 to 25 October on the theme “The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and contemporary world”, we publish a further list of the members and substitutes elected by the various Episcopal Conferences and confirmed by the Holy Father.

AFRICA

  • Cote d’Ivoire
    • Member: Bishop Ignace Bessi Dogbo of Katiola, president of the National Episcopal Commission for the Lay Apostolate.
  • Equatorial Guinea
    • Member: Bishop Juan Matogo Oyana, C.M.F., of Bata.
  • Sudan
    • Member: Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro, M.C.C.J., of Juba;
    • Substitute: Bishop Michael Didi Adgum Mangoria of El Obeid.
  • Zimbabwe
    • Member: Bishop Xavier Johnsai Munyongani of Gweru.

AMERICA

  • Paraguay
    • Member: Bishop Miguel Angel Cabello Almada of Concepcion en Paraguay;
    • Substitute: Bishop Pierre Laurent Jubinville, C.S.Sp., of San Pedro.

ASIA

  • India
    • 2nd Substitute: Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj of Dharmapuri.
    • Iran
    • Member: Archbishop Ramzi Garmou of Teheran of the Chaldeans, patriarchal administrator of Ahwaz of the Chaldeans;
    • Substitute: Archbishop Neshan Karakeheyan, patriarchal administrator of Ispahan, Esfaan of the Armenians.
  • Thailand
    • Member: Bishop Silvio Siripong Charatsri of Chanthaburi;
    • Substitute: Archbishop Louis Chamniern Santisukniran of Thare and Nonseng.
  • East Timor
    • Member: Bishop Basilio Do Nascimento of Baucau, president of the Episcopal Conference;
    • Substitute: Bishop Norberto Do Amaral of Maliana.

EUROPE

  • International Episcopal Conference of Sts. Cyril and Methodius
    • Member: Bishop Ladislav Nemet, S.V.D., of Zrenjanin, Serbia.
  • Latvia
    • Member: Archbishop Zbignevs Stankevics of Riga;
    • Substitute: Bishop Janis Bulis of Rezekne-Aglona, president of the Episcopal Conference.
  • Scandinavia
    • Member: Bishop Teemu Sippo, S.C.I., of Helsinki, Finland;
    • Substitute: Bishop Czeslaw Kozon of Copenhagen, Denmark.

OCEANIA

  • Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
    • Member: Bishop Anton Bal of Kundiawa, representing the “Commission for Family Life.”