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Monday, October 25, 2010


VATICAN CITY, 23 OCT 2010 (VIS) - During today's Fourteenth General Congregation of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops, held this morning in the presence of the Pope and 162 Synod Fathers, the final list of propositions was presented and voted upon.

  Subsequently the names of the members of the Special Council for the Middle East of the Secretariat General of the Synod of Bishops were announced. They are:

 - Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.
 - Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.
 - His Beatitude Antonios Naguib, Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts, Egypt.
 - His Beatitude Ignace Youssif III Younan, Patriarch of Antioch of the Syrians, Lebanon.
 - His Beatitude Michel Sabbah, patriarch emeritus of Jerusalem of the Latins.
 - Archbishop Cyrille Salim Bustros M.S.S.P. of Newton of the Greek-Melkites, U.S.A.
 - Archbishop Boutros Marayati of Aleppo of the Armenians, Syria.
 - Archbishop Joseph Soueif of Cyprus of the Maronites, Cyprus.
 - Bishop Bechara Rai O.M.M. of Jbeil, Byblos of the Maronites, Lebanon.
 - Bishop Antoine Audo S.J. of Aleppo of the Chaldeans, Syria.
 - Bishop Shlemon Warduni, auxiliary of Babylonia of the Chaldeans, Iraq.
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