NIGERIA – Bishop Kuka Gets Fresh International Appointment From The Pope

Newspot Nigeria | January 19, 2021

The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah has been appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Human Integral Development.

Newspot understands the Dicastery is a group of persons charged with the responsibility of advising the Pope on issues of justice and peace, human rights, torture, human trafficking, and other related matters.

Kukah’s appointment according to a statement on Monday by the Director, Social Communications, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Christopher Omotosho was contained in a letter by the Prefect of the Dicastery, Peter Cardinal Turkson.

“By this appointment, Bishop Kukah will join other members of the Dicastery drawn from different regions of the world to advise and promote the Holy Father’s concerns on issues of justice and peace, human rights, torture, human trafficking, care of creation and other issues related to the promotion of human dignity and development,” the statement read in part.

It noted that the appointment is for an initial period of five years, renewable upon expiration, adding that the Council would be formally inaugurated on a later date.

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