July 24, 2015

Vatican Information Service Bulletin

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Summary

- New members and substitutes for the upcoming Synod on the Family

- Other Pontifical Acts

New members and substitutes for the upcoming Synod on the Family

Vatican City, 24 July 2015 (VIS) – 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”.

Other Pontifical Acts

Vatican City, 24 July 2015 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Victor Manuel Ochoa Cadavid as bishop of Cucuta (area 2,200, population 891,383, Catholics 804,236, priests 166, permanent deacons 8, religious 212), Colombia. He succeeds Bishop Julio Cesar Vidal Ortiz, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law, was accepted by the Holy Father.

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