Bishop Shomali named new member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

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Bishop Shomali named new member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

Amman-The Catholic Center for Studies and Media

On Wednesday, July 8, His Holiness, Pope Francis named Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali new member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, among other nominations.

Cardinals Luis Antonio Tagle, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples; and Michael Czerny, SJ, the Under-secretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, are among the new members of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.

The new appointments include six cardinals and 16 bishops from all over the world. The Pontifical Council is the central office of the Church for the promotion of interreligious dialogue in accordance with the spirit of the Second Vatican Council, in particular the declaration Nostra aetate. It is responsible for promoting mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between Catholics and followers of other religious traditions; encouraging the study of religions; and promoting the formation of persons dedicated to dialogue.

The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan conveys heartfelt greetings to Most Rev. Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali wishing him success in his new responsibilities.

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 21:02
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