Bishop Kukah gets new a new appointment from Pope Francis
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto, His Lordship, Bishop Matthew
Hassan Kukah, as a Member of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Human Integral Development at the Vatican
City in Rome.
Rev. Fr Christopher A. Omotosho, Director, Social Communications Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, said Bishop
Kukah was appointed as a member of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Human Integral Development by Pope
Francis as confirmed in a letter signed by His Eminence, Cardinal Peter Turkson, the Prefect of the Dicastery.
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“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 renewable appointment is for an initial period of five years.
`” The Council will be formally inaugurated on a later date.”