Bishop William Shomali appointed new member of Pontifical Council of Interreligious Dialogue

By: Vatican News - Published: July 14 Tue, 2020

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VATICAN - On Wednesday, July 9, 2020, H.H. Pope Francis appointed 6 cardinals and 16 bishops as new members of the Pontifical Council of Interreligious Dialogue, among whom is Bishop William Shomali, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan. Cardinals Luis Antonio Tagle, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples; and Michael Czerny, SJ, the Under-secretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, are also new members of the Council.

The Pontifical Council is the central office of the Church for the promotion of interreligious dialogue in accordance with the spirit of the Second Vatican Council, in particular the declaration Nostra aetate.

It is responsible for promoting mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between Catholics and followers of other religious traditions; encouraging the study of religions; and promoting the formation of persons dedicated to dialogue.