Donald Bolen appointed to Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

 — June 12, 201212 juin 2012

His 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.

[Editor’s note: appointment as a member of the PCPCU means that Bishop Bolen will share with other bishops in guiding the work of the Pontifical Council. He remains bishop of Saskatoon. We have not lost him yet.]

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.

In addition to the new bishop members of the Pontifical Council, two new consultors were also appointed: Fr. Aimable Musoni S.D.B., professor of ecclesiology and ecumenism at the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome, and Fr. Robert Francis Christian O.P., vice dean of the Faculty of Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

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