The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Revd. Matthew Kukah, has been appointed into the Pontifical Council for human rights, justice and development by Pope Francis.
This was revealed by the Director, Social Communications of Sokoto diocese, Fr. Chris Omotosho in a statement on Tuesday obtained by our correspondent through the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Abuja.
The statement read partly, “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 appointment, which is renewable is for an initial period of five years. The Council will be formally inaugurated on a later date.”