Participants in the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Vatican City, 15 September 2015 (VIS) – The following is a full and definitive list of the participants in the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to be held from 4 to 25 October 2015, on the theme, “The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and the contemporary world”.

  A. LIST OF SYNOD FATHERS ACCORDING TO ROLE

I. PRESIDENT

Francis, Supreme Pontiff

II. SECRETARY GENERAL

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri

III. DELEGATE PRESIDENTS

Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, archbishop of Paris, France

Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, archbishop of Manila, Philippines

Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis, archbishop of Aparecida, Brazil

Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, O.F.M., archbishop of Durban, South Africa

IV. RAPPORTEUR GENERAL

Cardinal Peter Erdo, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, president of the Episcopal Conference, Hungary, president of the Consilium Conferentiarum Episcoporum Europae (C.C.E.E.)

V. SPECIAL SECRETARY

Archbishop Bruno Forte of Chieti-Vasto, Italy

VI. COMMISSION FOR INFORMATION

PRESIDENT

Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Vatican City

SECRETARY

Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., director of the Holy See Press Office, Vatican City

VII. FROM THE ORIENTAL CATHOLIC CHURCHES

Synod of the Coptic Catholic Church

ex officio

His Beatitude Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak, Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts, head of the Synod of the Coptic Catholic Church.

Synod of the Greek-Melkite Catholic Church

ex officio

His Beatitude Gregoire III Laham, B.S., Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites, head of the Synod of the Greek-Melkite Catholic Church.

ex electione

Archbishop Georges Bacouni of Akka, St. John of Acri, Ptolemaida of the Greek-Melkites.

Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church

ex officio

His Beatitude Ignace Youssif III Younan, Patriarch of Antioch of the Syrians, head of the Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church

Synod of the Maronite Church

ex officio

His Beatitude Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, O.M.M., Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites, head of the Synod of the Maronite Church.

ex electione

Bishop Antoine Nabil Andari, auxiliary and syncellus of Joubbe, Sarba and Jounieh of the Maronites, president of the Episcopal Commission for the Family and Life.

Bishop Antoine Tarabay, O.L.M., of Saint Maron of Sydney of the Maronites.

Synod of the Chaldean Church

ex officio

His Beatitude Louis Raphael I Sako, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, head of the Synod of the Chaldean Church.

Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church

ex officio

His Beatitude Gregoire Pierre XX Ghabroyan, Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians, head of the Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church.

Synod of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church

ex officio

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, major archbishop of Kyiv-Halyc, head of the Synod of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church.

ex electione

Bishop Hlib Borys Sviatoslav Lonchyna of Holy Family of London of the Byzantine Ukrainians.

Bishop Borys Gudziak of Saint Vladimir-Le-Grand of Paris of the Byzantine Ukrainians.

Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church

ex officio

His Beatitude Cardinal George Alencherry, major archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars, president of the Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church.

ex electione

Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt of Palai of the Syro-Malabars.

Archbishop Andrews Thazhath of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars.

Synod of the Syro-Malankara Church

ex officio

His Beatitude Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, major archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankarites, head of the Synod of the Syro-Malankara Church.

Synod of the Romanian Church

ex designatione

Bishop Mihai Catalin Fratile of St. Basil the Great of Bucarest of the Romanians.

Council of the Ethiopian Church

ex officio

Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., president of the Episcopal Conference, metropolitan archbishop of Addis Abeba, president of the Council of the Ethiopian Church.

Council of the Church Ruthenian, U.S.A.

ex officio

Archbishop William Charles Skurla, metropolitan of Pittsburg of the Byzantines, president of the council of the Ruthenian Church.

Council of the Slovak Church

ex officio

Archbishop Jan Babjak, S.J., metropolitan of Presov for Catholics of Byzantine rite, president of the Council of the Slovak Church.

Council of the Eritrean Church

ex officio

Archbishop Menghesteab Tesfamarian, M.C.C.J., metropolitan of Asmara, president of the council of the Eritrean Church.

Council of the Hungarian Church

ex officio

Archbishop Fulop Kocsis, metropolitan of Hajdudorog for Catholics of Byzantine rite, president of the Council of the Hungarian Church.

VIII. ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EPISCOPAL CONFERENCES

AFRICA

NORTHERN AFRICA (C.E.R.N.A.)

Bishop Jean-Paul Vesco, O.P., of Oran, Algeria

ANGOLA and SAO TOME

Bishop Emilio Sumbelelo of Uije, Angola

BENIN

Bishop Eugene Cyrille Houndekon of Abomey, vice president of the Episcopal Conference

BOTSWANA, SOUTH AFRICA and SWAZILAND

Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town, Kaapstad, president of the Episcopal Conference, South Africa

Bishop Zolile Peter Mpambani, S.C.I., of Kokstad, South Africa

BURKINA FASO and NIGER

Bishop Joseph Sama of Nouna, Burkina Faso

BURUNDI

Bishop Gervais Banshimiyubasa of Ngozi, president of the Episcopal Conference

CAMEROON

Archbishop Joseph Atanga, S.J., of Bertoua

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Douala, president of the Episcopal Conference

CHAD

Bishop Henri Coudray, S.J., apostolic vicar of Mongo

CONGO (Republic)

Bishop Urbain Ngassongo of Gamboma, president of the Episcopal Commission for Family Pastoral Ministry

CONGO (Democratic Republic)

Bishop Nicolas Djomo Lola of Tshumbe

Bishop Philibert Tembo Nlandu, C.I.C.M., of Budjala

COTE D'IVOIRE

Bishop Ignace Bessi Dogbo of Katiola, president of the Commission Episcopale Nationale de l'Apostolat des Laïcs

ETHIOPIA and ERITREA

Bishop Tsegaye Keneni Derara, apostolic vicar of Soddo, Ethiopia

GABON

Bishop Mathieu Madega Lebouakehan of Mouila, president of the Episcopal Conference

GAMBIA and SIERRA LEONE

Bishop Charles Allieu Matthew Campbell of Bo, Sierra Leone

GHANA

Archbishop Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle of Accra

GUINEA

Bishop Raphael Balla Guilavogui of N'Zerekore

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

Bishop Juan Matogo Oyana, C.M.F., of Bata

KENYA

Cardinal John NJUE, archbishop of Nairobi

Bishop James Maria Wainaina Kungu of Muranga

LESOTHO

Archbishop Gerard Tlali Lerotholi, O.M.I., of Maseru, president of the Episcopal Conference

LIBERIA

Bishop Anthony Fallah Borwah of Gbarnga

MADAGASCAR

Bishop Desire Tsarahazana of Toamasina, president of the Episcopal Conference

MALAWI

Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa, S.M.M., of Blantyre, president of the Episcopal Conference

MALI

Bishop Jonas Dembele of Kayes

MOZAMBIQUE

Archbishop Francisco Chimoio, O.F.M. Cap., of Maputo, president of the Episcopal Commission for the Family

NAMIBIA

Bishop Philipp Pollitzer, O.M.I., of Keetmanshoop

NIGERIA

Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso of Kaduna

Bishop Camillus Raymond Umoh of Ikot Ekpene

Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade of Ondo

INDIAN OCEAN (C.E.D.O.I.)

Bishop Maurice Piat, C.S.Sp., of Port-Louis, Mauritius, president of the Episcopal Conference

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Bishop Cyr-Nestor Yapaupa of Alindao

RWANDA

Bishop Antoine Kambanda of Kibungo

SENEGAL, MAURITANIA, CABO VERDE and GUINEA-BISSAU

Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye of Dakar, Senegal, president of the Episcopal Conference

SUDAN

Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro, M.C.C.J., of Juba

TANZANIA

Bishop Tarcisius J. M. Ngalalekumtwa of Iringa, president of the Episcopal Conference

Bishop Renatus Leonard Nkwande of Bunda

TOGO

Bishop Jacques Danka Longa of Kara

UGANDA

Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu, president of the Episcopal Conference

Bishop Joseph Anthony Zziwa of Kiyinda-Mityana, vice president of the Episcopal Conference

ZAMBIA

Bishop Benjamin Phiri, auxiliary of Chipata

ZIMBABWE

Bishop Xavier Johnsai Munyongani of Gweru

AMERICA

ANTILLES

Bishop Francis Alleyne, O.S.B., of Georgetown

ARGENTINA

Bishop Pedro Maria Laxague, auxiliary of Bahia Blanca, president of the Comisión Episcopal de Laicos y Familia

Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, president of the Episcopal Conference

Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli, archbishop of Buenos Aires

BOLIVIA

Bishop Braulio SAEZ GARCIA, O.C.D., auxiliary of Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Bishop Krzysztof Janusz BIALASIK WAWROWSKA, S.V.D., of Oruro

BRAZIL

Archbishop Sergio Da Rocha of Brasilia, president of the Episcopal Conference

Bishop Joao Carlos Petrini of Camacari

Archbishop Geraldo Lyrio Rocha of Mariana

Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer of Sao Paulo

CANADA

Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau, president of the Episcopal Conference

Bishop Noel Simard of Valleyfield

Cardinal Thomas Christopher Collins, archbishop of Toronto

Archbishop Richard William Smith of Edmonton

CHILE

Bishop Bernardo Miguel Bastres Florence, S.D.B., of Punta Arenas

Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B., archbishop of Santiago de Chile, president of the Episcopal Conference

COLOMBIA

Bishop Pablo Emiro Salas Anteliz of Armenia

Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez, archbishop of Bogota, president of the Latin American Episcopal Council (C.E.L.AM.)

Archbishop Oscar Urbina Ortega of Villavicencio

COSTA RICA

Bishop Jose Francisco Ulloa Rojas of Cartago, president of the Comisión Episcopal para la Pastoral Familiar

CUBA

Bishop Marcelo Arturo Gonzalez Amador of Santa Clara

ECUADOR

Archbishop Antonio Arregui Yarza of Guayaquil

Archbishop Luis Gerardo Cabrera Herrera, O.F.M., of Cuenca

EL SALVADOR

Bishop Constantino Barrera Morales of Sonsonate

GUATEMALA

Bishop Rodolfo Valenzuela Nunez of Vera Paz, Coban, president of the Episcopal Conference

HAITI

Bishop Yves-Marie Pean, C.S.C., of Les Gonaives

HONDURAS

Bishop Luis Sole Fa, C.M., of Trujillo

MEXICO

Bishop Rodrigo Aguilar Martinez of Tehuacan

Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, archbishop of Mexico

Bishop Alfonso Gerardo Miranda Guardiola, auxiliary of Monterrey

Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega, archbishop of Guadalajara, president of the Episcopal Conference

NICARAGUA

Bishop Cesar Bosco Vivas Robelo of Leon en Nicaragua

PANAMA

Bishop Anibal Saldana Santamaria, O.A.R., prelate of Bocas del Toro

PARAGUAY

Bishop Miguel Angel Cabello Almada of Concepcion en Paraguay

PERU

Archbishop Salvador Pineiro Garcia-Calderon of Ayacucho o Huamanga, president of the Episcopal Conference

Archbishop Hector Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, O.F.M., of Trujillo

PUERTO RICO

Archbishop Roberto Octavio Gonzalez Nieves, O.F.M., of San Juan de Puerto Rico, president of the Episcopal Conference

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Bishop Gregorio Nicanor Pena Rodriguez of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey, president of the Episcopal Conference

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Archbishop Joseph Edward Kurtz of Louisville, president of the Episcopal Conference

Archbishop Charles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., of Philadelphia

Cardinal Daniel N. Di Nardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston, Vice president of the Episcopal Conference

Archbishop Jose Horacio Gomez of Los Angeles

URUGUAY

Bishop Jaime Rafael Fuentes Martin of Minas

VENEZUELA

Cardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino, archbishop of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela

Archbishop Diego Rafael Padron Sanchez of Cumana, president of the Episcopal Conference

ASIA

BANGLADESH

Bishop Paul Ponen Kubi, C.S.C., of Mymensingh, president of Episcopal Family Life Commission

CHINA

Bishop John Baptist Lee Keh-Mien of Hsinchu

KOREA

Bishop Peter Kang U-Il of Cheju

PHILIPPINES

Archbishop Romulo G. Valles of Davao

Archbishop Jose S. Palma of Cebu

Bishop Gilbert A. Garcera of Daet

JAPAN

Archbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami, P.S.S., of Nagasaki, vice president of the Episcopal Conference

INDIA (C.C.B.I.)

Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai, president of Episcopal Conference

Archbishop Filipe Neri Antonio Sebastiao Do Rosario Ferrao, archbishop of Goa and Damao

Bishop Selvister Ponnumuthan of Punalur

Archbishop Dominic Jala, S.D.B., of Shillong

INDONESIA

Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo Hardojoatmodjo of Jakarta, president of the Episcopal Conference

Bishop Fransiskus Kopong Kung of Larantuka

IRAN

Archbishop Ramzi Garmou of Teheran of the Chaldeans, patriarchal administrator of Ahwaz of the Chaldeans, president of the Episcopal Conference

KAZAKHSTAN

Archbishop Tomasz Bernard Peta of Maria Santissima in Astana, president of the Episcopal Conference

LAOS and CAMBODIA

Bishop Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, apostolic vicar of Pakse, Laos

MALAYSIA - SINGAPORE - BRUNEI

Archbishop John Wong Soo Kau of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

MYANMAR

Cardinal Charles Maung BO, S.D.B., archbishop of Yangon

ARAB REGIONS

His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Patriarch of JerUnited States of Americalem of the Latins, JerUnited States of Americalem, president of the Episcopal Conference

PAKISTAN

Bishop Joseph Arshad of Faisalabad, vice president of the Episcopal Conference

SRI LANKA

Bishop Harold Anthony Perera of Kurunegala

THAILAND

Bishop Silvio Siripong Charatsri of Chanthaburi

EAST TIMOR

Bishop Basílio Do Nascimento of Baucau, president of the Episcopal Conference

VIETNAM

Archbishop Paul Bui Van Doc of Thanh-Pho Ho Chi Minh, Hochiminh Ville, president of the Episcopal Conference

Bishop Joseph Dinh Duc Dao, coadjutor of Xuan Loc

EUROPE

ALBANIA

Bishop George Frendo, O.P., auxiliary of Tirane-Durres

AUSTRIA

Bishop Benno Elbs of Feldkirch

BELGIUM

Bishop Johan Jozef Bonny of Antwerpen, Anvers

BELORUS

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev, president of the Episcopal Conference

BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA

Bishop Tomo Vuksic, military ordinary of Bosnia and Herzegovina

BULGARIA

Bishop Gheorghi Ivanov Jovcev of Sofia and Plovdiv

INTERNATIONAL EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE OF STS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS

Bishop Ladislav Nemet, S.V.D., of Zrenjanin, Serbia

CROATIA

Bishop Antun Skvorcevic of Pozega

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Archbishop Paolo Pezzi, F.S.C.B., of Mother of God at Moscow, president of the Episcopal Conference

FRANCE

Archbishop Georges Pontier of Marseille, president of the Episcopal Conference

Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, archbishop of Paris

Bishop Jean-Luc Brunin of Le Havre

Bishop Jean-Paul James of Nantes

GERMANY

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, archbishop of Munchen und Freising

Archbishop Heiner Koch of Berlin

Bishop Franz-Josepf Hermann Bode of Osnabruck

GREAT BRITAIN

ENGLAND AND WALES

Cardinal Vincent Gerard Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, England, president of the Episcopal Conference

Bishop Peter John Haworth Doyle of Northampton, England

SCOTLAND

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow, president of the Episcopal Conference

GREECE

Bishop Fragkiskos Papamanolis, O.F.M. Cap., emeritus of Syros, president of the Episcopal Conference

IRELAND

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin

Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, president of the Episcopal Conference

ITALY

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, archbishop of Genoa, president of the Episcopal Conference

Cardinal Angelo Scola, archbishop of Milan

Bishop Franco Giulio Brambilla of Novara

Bishop Enrico Solmi of Parma

LATVIA

Archbishop Zbigņevs Stankevics of Riga

LITHUANIA

Cardinal Audrys Juozas Backis, archbishop emeritus of Vilnius

MALTA

Bishop Mario Grech of Gozo, president of the Episcopal Conference

NETHERLANDS

Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, archbishop of Utrecht

POLAND

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan, president of the Episcopal Conference

Archbishop-Bishop Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., of Warszawa-Praga

Bishop Jan Franciszek Watroba of Rzeszow

PORTUGAL

Cardinal Manuel Jose Macario Do Nascimento Clemente, patriarch of Lisbon, president of the Episcopal Conference

Bishop Antonino Eugenio Fernandes Dias of Portalegre-Castelo Branco, president of the Comissão Episcopal do Laicado e Família

CZECH REPUBLICA

Bishop Jan Vokal of Hradec Kralove

ROMANIA

Bishop Petru Gherghel of Iasi

SCANDINAVIA

Bishop Teemu Sippo, S.C.I., of Helsinki

SLOVAKIA

Archbishop Stanislav Zvolensky of Bratislava, president of the Episcopal Conference

SLOVENIA

Archbishop Stane Zore, O.F.M., of Ljubljana

SPAIN

Cardinal Ricardo Blazquez Perez, archbishop of Valladolid, president of the Episcopal Conference

Bishop Mario Iceta Gavicagogeascoa of Bilbao

Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra of Madrid

SWITZERLAND

Bishop Jean-Marie Lovey, C.R.B., of Sion, Sitten

TURKEY

Archbishop Levon Boghos Zekiyan of Istanbul of the Armenians

UKRAINE

Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki of Lviv of the Latins, president of the Episcopal Conference

HUNGARY

Bishop Andras Veres of Szombathely

OCEANIA

AUSTRALIA

Bishop Daniel Eugene Hurley of Darwin

Archbishop Mark Benedict Coleridge of Brisbane

NEW ZEALAND

Bishop Charles Edward Drennan of Palmerston North

PACIFIC (CEPAC)

Archbishop Peter Loy Chong of Suva

PAPUA NEW GUINEA and SOLOMON ISLANDS

Bishop Anton Bal of Kundiawa, representative of the Commission for Family Life

IX. ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNION OF SUPERIORS GENERAL

Fr. Adolfo Nicolas Pachon, S.J., prepositor general of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

Fr. Marco Tasca, O.F.M. Conv., minister general of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual

Fr. Mario Aldegani, C.S.I., superior general of the Congregation of St. Joseph (Josephites of Murialdo)

Fr. Richard Kuuia Baawobr, M.Afr., superior general of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)

Fr. Bruno Cadore, O.P., master general of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans)

Fr. Jesus Diaz Alonso, S.F., superior general of the Sons of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Fr. Michael Brehl, C.SS.R., superior general of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists or Liguorini)

Fr. Javier Álvarez-Ossorio, SS.CC., superior general of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Picpus)

Fr. Ab. D. Jeremias Schroder, O.S.B., arch-abbot president of the Benedictine Congregation of St. Odile

B. Herve JANSON, P.F.J., prior general of the Little Brothers of Jesus (Foucauld)

X. HEADS OF THE DICASTERIES OF THE ROMAN CURIA

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, secretary of State

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, P.S.S., prefect of the Congregation for Bishops

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples

Cardinal Beniamino Stella, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy

Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life

Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education

Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, major penitentiary

Cardinal Dominique Mamberti, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Archbishop-Bishop Vincenzo Paglia emeritus of Terni-Narni-Amelia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council “Justice and Peace”

Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio, president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples

Archbishop-Bishop Zygmunt Zimowski, emeritus of Radom, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers (for Health Pastoral Care)

Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture

Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications

Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy

Cardinal Domenico Calcagno, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

XI. PONTIFICAL APPOINTMENTS

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, Vatican City

Cardinal Godfried Danneels, archbishop emeritus of Mechelen-Brussel, Maniles-Bruxelles, Belgium

Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, archbishop emeritus of Milan, Italy

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, O.P., archbishop of Vienna, president of the Episcopal Conference, Austria

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican City

Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, O.F.M., archbishop of Durban, South Africa

Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, S.D.B., archbishop of Tegucigalpa, president of the Episcopal Conference, Honduras

Cardinal Peter Erdo, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, president of the Episcopal Conference, president of the Consilium Conferentiarum Episcoporum Europae (C.C.E.E.), Hungary.

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, archbishop of Bologna, Italy

Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach, archbishop of Barcelona, Spain

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, archbishop of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cardinal Donald William Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, United States of America

Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis, archbishop of Aparecida, Brazil

Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan, archbishop of New York, United States of America

Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, archbishop of Manila, Philippines

Cardinal Gerald Cyprien Lacroix, archbishop of Quebec, Canada

Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, archbishop of Perugia-Citta della Pieve, Italy

Cardinal Philippe Nakellentuba Ouedraogo, archbishop of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Cardinal John Atcherley Dew, archbishop of Wellington, president of the Episcopal Conference, New Zealand

Cardinal Edoardo Menichelli, archbishop of Ancona-Osimo, Italy

Cardinal Alberto Suarez Inda, archbishop of Morelia, Mexico

Cardinal Francesco Montenegro, archbishop of Agrigento, Italy

Cardinal Daniel Fernando Sturla Berhouet, S.D.B., archbishop of Montevideo, Uruguay

Cardinal Jose Luis Lacunza Maestrojuan, O.A.R., bishop of David, president of the Episcopal Conference, Panama

Cardinal Soane Patita Paini Mafi, bishop of Tonga, president of the Episcopal Conference, Tonga

Cardinal Elio Sgreccia, president emeritus of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Italy

Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, president of the Governorate of Vatican City State, Vatican City

Archbishop Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo of Merida, Venezuela

Archbishop Ioannis Spiteris, O.F.M. Cap., of Corfu, Zante and Cephalonia, Greece

Archbishop Bruno Forte, archbishop of Chieti-Vasto, Italy

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich, archbishop of Lille, France

Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes, archbishop of Tlalnepantla, Mexico

Archbishop Sergio Eduardo Castriani, C.S.Sp., of Manaus, Brazil

Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez, rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Argentina

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, United States of America

Bishop George Vance Murry, S.J., of Youngstown, United States of America

Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano, Italy

Bishop Alonso Gerardo Garza Trevino of Piedras Negras, Mexico

Bishop Lucas Van Looy, S.D.B., of Gent (Ghent, Gand), Belgium

Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto, dean of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, Vatican City

Msgr. Saulo Scarabattoli, pastor of the Santo Spirito in Porta Eburnea parish, Perugia, Italy

Fr. Roberto Rosa, pastor of the St. James the Apostle parish, Trieste, Italy

Fr. Francois-Xavier Dumortier, S.J., Magnificent Rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy

Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J., editor of the journal “La Civilta Cattolica”,Italy

Fr. Manuel Jesúìus Arroba Conde, C.M.F., Spain, head of the Faculty of utrusque iure of the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome.

XII. UNDER-SECRETARY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS

Bishop Fabio Fabene, Vatican City

B. LIST OF OTHER PARTICIPANTS ACCORDING TO TITLE OF PARTICIPATION

I. COLLABORATORS WITH THE SPECIAL SECRETARY

Fr. Matías Auge Benet, C.M.F., Consultor of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Spain

Professor Giacomo Bertolini, associate professor of canon and ecclesiastical law at the University of Padua, Treviso Section; visiting professor at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, Italy

Fr. Giuseppe Bonfrate, lecturer at the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy

Msgr. Philippe Bordeyne, rector of the Institut Catholique de Paris, France

Msgr. Lluis Clavell, ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, Spain

Msgr. Duarte Nuno Queiroz De Barros Da Cunha, secretary general of the Consilium Conferentiarum Episcoporum Europae (C.C.E.E.), Portugal

Mr. Leopold Djogbede, professor at the University of Abomey-Calavi and at the Higher Institute Specialist Teacher Training, Benin

Fr. Bruno Esposito, O.P., ordinary professor of canon law at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Italy

Dr. John Grabowski, Spain, professor of moral theology at the School of Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University of America, United States of America

Fr. Jose Granados, D.C.J.M., deputy director of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family

Fr. Maurizio Gronchi, ordinary professor of dogmatic at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, Italy

Dr. John Kleinsman, director of the Nathaniel Centre for Bioethics, New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference, New Zealand

Fr. Sabatino Majorano, C.SS.R., professor of systematic moral theology at the Alphonsianum Academy in Rome, Italy

Msgr. Michele Giulio Masciarelli, lecturer in dogmatic theology at the Marianum Faculty in Rome, and in fundamental theology at the Theological Institute of Abruzzo and Molise in Chieti, Italy

Professor Pia Matthews, lecturer at St. Mary's University College, London, Great Britain

Professor Paolo Moneta, former lecturer in canon and ecclesiastical law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pisa, Italy

Fr. Antonio Moser, O.F.M., professor emeritus of moral and ethical theology at the Franciscan Theological Institute of Petropolis, Brazil

Fr. Aimable Musoni, S.D.B., Rwanda, lecturer in systematic theology, ecclesiology and ecumenism at the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome

Fr. Georges Henri Ruyssen, S.J., Belgium, lecturer in the Faculty of Canon Law at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome

Fr. Peter Paul Saldanha, India, lecturer in ecclesiology at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome

Fr. Pierangelo Sequeri, director and lecturer in theology at the Theological Faculty of Northern Italy, member of the International Theological Commission, Italy

Mr. and Mrs Miano, Italy:

Professor Giuseppina De Simone in Miano, lecturer in philosophy at the Theological Faculty of Southern Italy in Naples

Professor Francesco Miano, lecturer in moral philosophy at the University of Rome (Tor Vergata).

II. AUDITORS

Mr. Jacob Mundaplakal Abraham, advisor for the Apostolate of the Family and Lay Organisations in the dioceses of Kerala, India

Dr. Anca Maria Cernea, physician at the Victor Babes Centre for Diagnosis and Treatment and president of the Association of Catholic Doctors of Bucharest, Romania

Ms. Sharron Cole, president of the Parents Centres New Zealand, New Zealand

Ms. Agnes Offiong Erogunaye, national president of the Catholic Women's Organisation of Nigeria, Nigeria

Fr. Garas Boulos Garas Bishay, pastor of the Virgin Mary Queen of Peace parish, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Professor Giovanni Giacobbe, member of the Union of Italian Catholic Jurists, Italy

Ms. Maria Gomes, head of parish family pastoral ministry in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ms. Maria Harries, national director for family pastoral care and preparation for marriage; member of the National Commission for Abuse of Minors, Australia

S. Maureen Kelleher, religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, member of the International Union of Superiors General (U.I.S.G.), United States of America

Mr. Brenda Kim Nayoug, pastoral worker for young people and young married couples, Korea

Professor Maria Marcela Mazzini, lecturer in theology at the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Argentina

Ms. Moira McQueen, director of the Canadian Catholic Institute of Bioethics, Canada

Ms. Therese Nyirabukeye, advisor and formator for the African Federation of Family Action (FAAF), Rwanda

S. Berta Maria Porras Fallas, head of Family Pastoral Care of the Tertiary Capuchin Sisters of the Holy Family, Member of the International Union of Superiors General (U.I.S.G.), Costa Rica

S. Carmen Sammut, S.M.N.D.A., president of the International Union of Superiors General (U.I.S.G.), Malta

Professor Lucia Scaraffia, former lecturer in contemporary history at the University of Rome La Sapienza; coordinator of the monthly of the L'Osservatore Romano “Donne Chiesa Mondo”, Italy

Dr. Edgar Humberto Tejada Zeballos, physician and specialist in bioethics; member of the Episcopal Commission for the Family of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference, Peru.

Mr. and Mrs. Bajaj, India

Mrs. Penny and Mr. Ishwar Bajaj, Hindu-Christian couple from the diocese of Mumbai, India

Mr. and Mrs. Buch, Germany

Sig.ra Petra Buch, diocesan family pastoral worker

Dr. Aloys Johann Buch, professor of moral theology at the Interdiocesan Major Seminary of St. Lambert; permanent deacon of the diocese of Aachen

Mr. and Mrs. Diaz Victoria, Colombia

Mrs. Isabel Botia de Diaz and Mr. Humberto Diaz Victoria, members of the National Commission for the Family of the Episcopal Conference; pastoral directors of the Hombres y Mujeres de futuro Foundation

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Mr. and Mrs. Galindo, Mexico

Mrs. Gertrudiz Clara Rubio De Galindo and Mr. Andres Salvador Galindo Lopez, executive secretaries of the Episcopal Commission for the Family of the Episcopal Conference; secretaries of CELAM for the Mexico-Central America zone

Mr. and Mrs. Gay Montalvo, Spain

Mrs. María Monserrat Rosell Torrus De Gay Montalvo, member of the marriage group of the parish of St. Francis de Sales in Barcelona

Mr. Eugenio Gay Montalvo, former Magistrate of the Constitutional Court of Spain; former member of the diocesan Pastoral Council of Barcelona

Mr. and Mrs. Kola, Cameroon

Mrs. Aicha Marianne Kenne Sob Kola and Mr. Irenee KOLA, members of the African Federation of Family Action (FAAF); marriage and family counsellors

Mr. and Mrs. Marqus Odeesho, Iraq

Mrs. Suhaila Salim Toma and Mr. Wisam Marqus Odeesho, pastoral workers in the Chaldean parish of St. George in Baghdad

Mr. and Mrs. Matassoni, Italy

Mrs. Marialucia Zecchini and Mr. Marco Marassoni, members of the Commission for family pastoral care in the archdiocese of Trento

Mr. and Mrs. Mignonat, France

Mrs. Nathalie Mignonat and Mr. Christian Mignonat, members of the movement Equipes Reliance for remarried divorcees, founder members of the group SEDIRE for receiving and accompanying civilly married couples

Mr. and Mrs. Nkosi, South Africa

Mrs. Buysile Patronella Nkosi and Mr. Meshack Jabulani Nkosi, members of the Advisory Committee for the National Family Desk of the Southern African Episcopal Catholic Bishops' Conference.

Mr. and Mrs. Paloni, Italy

Mrs. Patrizia Calabrese and Mr. Massimo Paloni, couple involved in family missionary pastoral work

Mr. and Mrs. Pulikowski, Poland

Mrs. Jadwiga Pulikowska and Mr. Jacek Pulikowski, advisors of the Council for Family Pastoral Care of the archdiocese of Poznan

Mr. and Mrs. De Rezende, Brazil

Mrs. Ketty Abaroa De Rezende and Dr. Pedro Jussieu De Rezende, lecturers at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, engaged in family pastoral work

Mr. and Mrs. Rojas, Colombia

Mrs. Maria Angelica Rojas, engaged in family pastoral work, and Mr. Luis Haydn Rojas Martinez, director of the department of Ethics and Humanity at the La gran Colombia University

Mr. and Mrs. Salloum, Lebanon

Mrs. Souheila Rizk Salloum, lecturer in psychology at the USEK.

Mr. Georges Fayez Salloum, expert on the Maronite Patriarchal Synod

Mr. and Mrs. Villafania, Philippines

Mrs. María Socorro Ocampo Villafania, former lecturer in theology at the Assumption College; collaborator with the Salesian Sisters in the preparation of catechists

Mr. Nelson Silvestre Villafania, collaborator with the Evangelion Foundation in Manila

Mr. and Mrs. Witczak, United States of America

Mrs. Catherine Wally Witczak and Mr. Anthony Paul Witczak, directors of Worldwide Marriage Encounter International Ecclesial Team.

III. GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary of the Synod of Bishops

Bishop Fabio Fabene

Msgr. John Anthony Abruzzese

Msgr. Etienne Brocard

Msgr. Daniel Estivill

Fr. Ambrogio Ivan Samus

Fr. Raffaele Lanzilli, S.J.

Fr. Pasquale Bua

Ms. Paola Volterra Toppano

Dr. Federica Vivian

Mr. Pietro Camilli

Mr. Andrea Cimino

COLLABORATORS OF THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT

Msgr. Zvonimir Sersic of the diocesis of Krk, Croatia

Fr. Giuseppe Deodato of the diocesis of Rome, Italy

ASSISTANTS

Fr. Edouard Akom, Cameroon

Sem. Francesco Argese, Italy

Fr. Emmanuel Ayo, Philippines

Fr. Alexis Bavugamenshi, Burundi

Fr. Diac. Jean-Baptiste Bienvenu, France

Fr. Zvonko Brezovski, Croatia

Fr. Diac. Vincent Chretienne, France

Fr. Emmanuel De Ruyver, Belgium

Fr. Gabriele Di Martino, Italy

Fr. William Donovan, United States of America

Fr. Kim D'Souza, Canada

Fr. Georges Eko, Cameroon

Fr. Edgar Estrada, Mexico

Fr. Jonathan Flemings, L.C., United States of America

Fr. Cesar Garcia Salazar, Mexico

Fr. Javier Gaxiola Loustaunau, L.C., Mexico

Fr. Tiago Gurgel Do Vale, Brazil

Fr. Juan Iniesta Saez, Spain

Fr. Miroslaw Juchno, Poland

Fr. Thomas Kallikat, India

Fr. P. Laurent Mazas, F.S.J., France

Fr. Boniface Mungai, Kenya

Fr. Brian Needles, United States of America

Fr. Stephen Prisk, United States of America

Fr. Luis Ramirez Almanra, L.C., Mexico

Fr. Carlos Rodriguez Blanco, Spain

Fr. Roberto Secchi, Italy

Sem. Mattia Seu, Italy

Fr. Jhonny Tannoury, Lebanon

Sem. Liviu-Nicolae Ursu, Romania

Sem. Gabriele Vecchione, Italy

Fr. Biasgiu Virgitti, France.

IV. HEADS OF NEWS COMMUNICATION

Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., director of the Holy See Press Office, Vatican City

Fr. Ciro Benedettini, C.P., deputy director of the Holy See Press Office, Vatican City

English

Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., Chief Executive Officer of the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, Canada

French

Ms. Romilda Ferrauto, director of the French Section of Vatican Radio

German

Fr. Bernard Hagenkord, S.J., director of the German Section of Vatican Radio

Spanish

Fr. Manuel Dorantes, parish priest, archdiocese of Chicago, United States of America.

C. LIST OF FRATERNAL DELEGATES

Ecumenical Patriarchate

His Eminence Stephanos, Primate of the Orthodox Church of Estonia, Estonia

Patriarchate of Moscow

His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, president of the Department for External Relations of the Patriarchate of Moscow, Russian Federation

Serbian Patriarchate

His Eminence Andrej, Metropolitan of Austria-Switzerland, Austria

Orthodox Church of Romania

His Eminence Iosif, Metropolitan of Western Europe, France

Orthodox Church of Albania

Bishop Andon of Kruja, Albania

Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria

His Eminence Bishoy, Metropolitan of Damietta, Kafr Elsheikh and Elbarari, Egypt

Syriac-Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East

His Eminence Mar Youstinos Boulos, archbishop of Zahle and Bekaa, Lebanon

Anglican Communion

The Very Reverend Timothy Thornton, Bishop of Truro, Great Britain

World Lutheran Federation

The Very Reverend Ndanganeni Petrus Phaswana, bishop emeritus of the Evangelical Church in South Africa, South Africa

World Methodist Council

Rev. Dr. Tim MacQuiban, director of the ecumenical office of the Methodist Church in Rome, Italy

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Rev. Dr. Robert K. Welsh, president of the Council of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), United States of America

World Baptist Alliance

Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley, general secretary of the Baptist Churches in the United States of America, United States of America

Ecumenical Council of Churches

Rev. Dr. Walter Altmann, Brazil

World Evangelical Alliance

The Very Reverend Thomas Schirrmacher, president of the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance, Germany.