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Synod Fathers Of The Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly Of The Synod Of Bishops

Vatican City, 18 September 2012 (VIS) - The Holy Father has appointed the following prelates as Synod Fathers for the forthcoming Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, due to take place from 7 to 28 October on the theme: "The New Evangelisation for the Transmission of the Christian Faith".

- Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals. - Cardinal Joachim Meisner, archbishop of Cologne, Germany. - Cardinal Vinko Puljic, archbishop of Vrhbosna-Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. - Cardinal Polycarp Pengo, archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania and president of SECAM/SCEAM (Symposium of the Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar). - Cardinal Christoph Schonborn O.P., archbishop of Vienna, Austria. - Cardinal George Pell, archbishop of Sydney, Australia. - Cardinal Josip Bozanic, archbishop of Zagreb, Croatia. - Cardinal Peter Erdo, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary and president of CCEE (Council of European Episcopal Conferences). - Cardinal Agostino Vallini, His Holiness' vicar general for the diocese of Rome. - Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach, archbishop of Barcelona, Spain. - Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, archbishop of Paris, France. - Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay, India and secretary general of FABC (Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences). - Patriarch Francesco Moraglia of Venice, Italy. - Archbishop John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria. - Archbishop Hector Ruben Aguer of La Plata, Argentina. - Archbishop Antonio Arregui Yarza of Guayaquil, Ecuador, president of the Ecuadorian Episcopal Conference. - Archbishop John Atcherley Dew of Wellington, New Zealand, president of FCBCO (Federation of Catholic Bishops' Conferences of Oceania). - Archbishop Jose Octavio Ruiz Arenas, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation. - Archbishop Jose Horacio Gomez of Los Angeles, U.S.A. - Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes of Tlalnepantla, president of CELAM (Latin American Episcopal Council). - Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham, England. - Archbishop Ricardo Antonio Tobon Restrepo of Medellin, Colombia. - Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Tagle of Manila, Philippines. - Archbishop Filippo Santoro of Taranto, Italy. - Bishop Javier Echevarria Rodriguez, prelate of the Personal Prelature of Opus Dei. - Bishop Dominique Rey of Frejus-Toulon, France. - Bishop Menghisteab Tesfamariam M.C.C.J., eparch of Asmara, Eritrea. - Bishop Benedito Beni dos Santos of Lorena, Brazil. - Bishop Santiago Jaime Silva Retamales, auxiliary of Valparaiso, Chile and secretary general of CELAM. - Bishop Luigi Negri of San Marino-Montefeltro, Italy. - Bishop Alberto Francisco Sanguinetti Montero of Canelones, Uruguay. - Bishop Enrico Dal Covolo S.D.B., rector of the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. - Fr. Julian Carron, president of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation. - Fr. Renato Salvatore M.I., superior general of the Clerks Regular Ministers to the Sick (Camillians). - Fr. Heinrich Walter, superior general of the Schoenstatt Fathers. - Fr. Jose Panthaplamthottiyil C.M.I., prior general of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate.



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