DR Congo: Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu Appointed Member of Council of Cardinals

Cardinal Ambongo Besungu of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is the most recent addition to the group of Cardinal Advisors tasked with assisting the Pope in the government of the Universal Church and in the drafting and revision of the new Apostolic Constitution that will replace the Constitution Pastor Bonus promulgated by Pope Saint John Paul II.

With the addition of Cardinal Besungu, there are now seven members in the group. Africa used to be represented by Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya who left the Council at the end of 2018, together with Cardinals Pell and Errazuriz Ossa.

Source: Vatican News

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