As the Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization is ongoing, the Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cador, OP has played host to a number of participants at the synod.

Fr Bruno hosted three Nigerian Bishops who are currently participating in the synod. They are; Bishops John Ebebe Ayah (Ogoja Diocese), Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo (Oyo Diocese) and Matthew Hassan Kukah (Sokoto Diocese). Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah is the fourth bishop of Sokoto Diocese which is in the North-Western part of Nigeria. Dominican brothers from St Albert the Great Province (USA) started the missionary work in that part of Nigeria over 60years ago. The first two Bishops of Sokoto where Dominicans; Bishops Edward Lawton, OP and Michael Dempsey, OP. Fr Anthony Akinwale, OP (an expert at the synod) and indeed the entire community were at hand to welcome the bishops.

The next day, the Synod Father, Cardinal Christoph Schnborn, OP, (Archbishop of Vienna, Austria) and Bishop Sebastian Shah, OFM (Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Lahore, Pakistan) also visited the community. They both had lunch with the community and shared with the brothers afterwards.
The synod of bishop will come to a close with a Holy Mass to be celebrated by the Holy Father on Sunday, the 28th of October, 2012 at St Peters Basilica.