Bishop Donald Bolen appointed to Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

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bolenHis Holiness Pope Benedict XVI today appointed the Most Reverend Donald Bolen, Bishop of Saskatoon, as a member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Before being named Bishop of Saskatoon in 2009, Bishop Bolen had served on the staff of the Pontifical Council from 2001 to 2008, with special responsibility for relations with the Anglican Communion and the World Methodist Council. In November, 2008, he was awarded the Cross of Saint Augustine by the Archbishop of Canterbury for his contributions to relations between the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion.

The other members also appointed at the same time to the Pontifical Council are: His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halyc, Ukraine; the Most Reverend Zbignev Stankevics, Archbishop of Riga, Latvia; the Most Reverend Savio Hon Tai-Fai, S.D.B., Archbishop Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples; and the Most Reverend Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Bishop of Regensburg, Germany.

Last Updated on Wednesday, June 13 2012  
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