The Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, has appointed the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, into the Pontifical Council for human rights, justice and development.
Director, Social Communications of Sokoto diocese, Fr. Chris Omotosho,
disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
Omotosho described Kukah’s appointment as a positive turn of event which would bring about many developments and goodwill to the people of God, especially to the Nigerian Catholics.
The statement added: “By this appointment, Bishop Kukah will join other members of the dicastery (Council) 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 appointment, which is renewable
is for an initial period of five years. The Council will be formally
inaugurated on a later date.”