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Presidents named for October meeting of Synod

July 02, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has named the presidents delegate who will lead the discussions of the Synod of Bishops in October 2012.

The presidents delegate are Cardinals John Tong Hon of Hong Kong; Francisco Robles Ortega of Guadalajara, and Laurent Monsenwo Pasinya of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Synod will convene in Rome on October 7, to discuss the theme: "The new evangelization for the transmission of the Christian faith." The Synod discussions are scheduled to conclude on October 28.


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