The Catholic Pontiff Pope Francis has appointed Most Reverend Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, as a member of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting of Integral Human Development.
The appointment was contained in a recent letter signed by His Eminence, Cardinal Peter Turkson, the Prefect of the Dicastery.
By the appointment, Bishop Kukah will join other members of the Dicastery, drawn from different regions of the world, to advise and promote the Holy Father’s concerns on issues of justice and peace, human rights, torture, human trafficking, care of creation and other issues related to the promotion of human dignity and development.
The appointment, which is renewable, is for an initial period of five years.
The Council will be formally inaugurated at a later date.