Sr. Hermenegild Makoro, the South African member of the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood Sisters who was recently appointed to the Commission for Methodology of the 2023 Synod of Bishops. Credit: Fr. Paul Tatu, CSS/South Africa

It was “a surprise, a challenge”: African Nun on Appointment to Bishops’ Synod Commission

Jul 30, 2021

The South African Catholic Nun recently appointed to the Commission for Methodology of the 2023 Synod of Bishops has shared her reaction to the appointment, saying the news came to her “as a surprise” and “as a challenge”, which she has accepted.

Papal appointments of December 12, 2019: from left, Archbishop-elect Stephen Ameyu of Juba in South Sudan, Bishop-elect Daniel Nzika of Congo-Brazzaville’s Impfondo, and Bishop-elect Julius Yakubu Kundi of Kafanchan in Nigeria.

Pope Transfers Bishop in South Sudan, Appoints New Bishops in Congo-Brazzaville, Nigeria

Dec 13, 2019

On Thursday, December 12, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of two African Prelates and made three Episcopal appointments for the Church in Africa that included the transfer of the Local Ordinary of South Sudan’s Torit diocese, Bishop Stephen Ameyu to Juba Archdiocese and the naming of Fr. Daniel Nzika and Fr. Julius Yakubu Kundi as new Bishops in the Congo and Nigeria respectively.