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Pope gives Bishop Kukah new appointment

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Head of Catholic world wide, Pope Francis has announced the appointment of the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev Matthew Kukah, into the Pontifical Council for human rights, justice and development.

The statement was released bby The Director, Social Communications of Sokoto Diocese, Fr. Chris Omotosho, on Tuesday.

Acccording to Omotosho,  Kukah’s new  appointment is a positive development that it would come with a lot of developments and goodwill  to the Nigerian Catholics.

He said: “By this appointment, Bishop Kukah will join other members of the dicastery (Council) 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 statement read in part.

The five-year renewable appointment would  be formally inaugurated on a later date.

Peter Cardinal Turkson, the Prefect of the Signed the new appointment on behalf of the Pope.

Kukah has been in the eyes of the storm recently, following his Christmas Day message where he attached President Buhari’s Government.