Pope Francis has named Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo, Archbishop of Ranchi, as his Special Envoy to the XI Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, taking place from Nov 28to Dec 4 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The theme for the 11th Plenary Assembly is “Joy of the Gospel and the Family in Asia in the Light of the Synod.”
The Plenary Assembly is the supreme body of the FABC, where all committees and officers are answerable to it. The Plenary Assembly meets in ordinary session every four years.
The 10th Plenary Assembly of the FABC was held in Dong Nai, Vietnam, in 2012 December and Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales of Manila was the Papal legate to the Assembly.
Membership of the Plenary Assembly comprise of all presidents of member conferences or their officially designated episcopal alternates and bishop-delegates elected by member conferences.
Source: Vatican Radio
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