Cardinal Schönborn, OP is appointed Synod Father


The Holy Father has appointed some prelates as Synod Fathers for the forthcoming Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, due to take place from 7 to 28 October on the theme: "The New Evangelisation for the Transmission of the Christian Faith".

One of those appointed as a Synod Father is Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, OP of the Archdiocese of Vienna, Austria. There are altogether; 12 Cardinals, 1 Patriarch, 11 Archbishops, 8 Bishops and 4 Major Superiors.