Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah has gotten a new appointment from Pope Francis despite being vilified over a Christmas message in which he criticized President Buhari.
Rev. Fr Christopher A. Omotosho, Director, Social Communications Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, said Bishop Kukah was appointed as a member of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Human Integral Development by Pope Francis as confirmed in a letter signed by His Eminence, Cardinal Peter Turkson, the Prefect of the Dicastery.
“By this 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 on a later date.”