Douala, 19 January, 2021 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
A Cameroonian Archbishop has been appointed to the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development as a member.
The Apostolic Nuncio in Cameroon announced the appointment of Archbishop Samuel Kleda to the Vatican Dicastery on January 15 during the 44th annual seminar of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC).
The Nuncio, Archbishop Julio Murat, said the Holy Father had made the appointment on 11 January 2021.
Members appointed to the Rome-based Dicastery examine issues regarding migrants, those in need, the sick, the excluded and marginalized, the imprisoned, and the unemployed, as well as victims of armed conflict, natural disasters, and all forms of slavery and torture.
In the final communique of the January 9-16 meeting, members of NECC express appreciation to the Holy Father for the appointment saying, “We rejoice at the news of the appointment by Pope Francis, of Archbishop Samuel Kleda as member of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development.”