Johannesburg, 04 June, 2023 / 9:18 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has appointed a South Africa-based Professor of chemistry as a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
The appointment of Professor Tebello Nyokong to the Vatican-based institution that was founded in January 1994 to promote the study and progress of social sciences was made public on Saturday, June 2.
The academy that was established by St. John Paul II aims at promoting the academic fields of “economics, sociology, law and political science, thus offering the Church those elements, which she can use for the development of her social doctrine, and reflecting on the application of that doctrine in contemporary society,” the entity’s leadership has indicated.
Born on 20 October 1951 in Maseru, Lesotho, Prof. Nyokong is the Director of the Institute for Nanotechnology Innovation at Rhodes University in South Africa.