Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, as a member of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Human Integral Development.
The appointment was once contained in a letter to Kukah signed by way of the Prefect of the Dicastery, Peter Cardinal Turkson, in accordance to a assertion on Monday by using Christopher Omotosho, the Director, Social Communications, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto.
“By this appointment, Bishop Kukah will be part of different contributors of the Dicastery drawn from distinct areas of the world to advocate and promote the Holy Father’s issues on troubles of justice and peace, human rights, torture, human trafficking, care of introduction and different problems associated to the merchandising of human dignity and development,” the announcement partly read.
It referred to that the appointment is for an preliminary duration of 5 years, whilst it is renewable thereafter, including that the Council would be formally inaugurated on a soon-to-be disclosed date.
The current appointment provides to Kukah’s string of country wide and global engagements inside the frequent Church.
He has before appointed a Consultor and later a member of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, Vatican City the place he served underneath three Popes.
The cleric is usually recognized for his non-sentimental pose and frank criticisms of the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).