Higher Representation of African, Asian Prelates on Synod of Bishops’ Ordinary Council


Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Mamfe, Cameroon, pictured at a Vatican press briefing Oct. 25, was one of 16 members elected to the Ordinary Council on Friday. (Daniel Ibanez/CNA)

Higher Representation of African, Asian Prelates on Synod of Bishops’ Ordinary Council

Names of the enlarged group of 16 elected members include Cardinals Joseph Tobin, Luis Antonio Tagle and Cameroon Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya.

The sixteen prelates elected on Friday as members of the Ordinary Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops — an influential group responsible for the preparation of the next synod — include some well-known names and a larger representation from Africa and Asia than in the past. 

The Register has learned the Council, whose total number of members has been enlarged from 15…

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