The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
Vatican City, October 5 to 26, 2008
The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church
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PRESIDENT DELEGATES
William Joseph Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
George Pell, archbishop of Sydney, Australia
Odilo Pedro Scherer, archbishop of Sco Paulo, Brazil

RELATOR GENERAL
Marc Ouellet, P.S.S., archbishop of Québec, Canada

COMMISSION FOR INFORMATION
President
Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, archbishop of Cape Coast, Ghana, president of the Association to the Episcopal Conference of West Africa (A.C.E.A.O.)

ORIENTAL CHURCHES
Patriarchs
Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites, Lebanon, head of the Synod of the Maronite Church
Emmanuel III Delly, patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, Iraq, head of the Synod of the Chaldean Church

Archbishop Major
Varkey Vithayathil, C.SS.R., archbishop major of Ernakulam-Angamaly of the Syro-Malabares, India, president of the Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church

ELECTED BY THE EPISCOPAL CONFERENCES

AFRICA
Kenia
John Njue, archbishop of Nairobi

AMERICA
United States of America
Francis Eugene George, O.M.I., archbishop of Chicago, president of the Episcopal Conference of the United States of America
Daniel Nicholas DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston

EUROPE
Belgium
Godfried Danneels, archbishop of Mechelen-Brussel, Malines-Bruxelles, president of the Episcopal Conference

Bosnia i Herzegovina
Vinko Puljić, archbishop of Vrhbosna, Sarajevo, president of the Episcopal Conference

France
Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon

Ireland
Seán Baptist Brady, archbishop of Armagh, President of the Episcopal Conference

Italy
Angelo Bagnasco, archbishop of Genoa, president of the Episcopal Conference
Crescenzio Sepe, archbishop of Naples
Angelo Scola, patriarch of Venice

Spain
Antonio María Rouco Varela, archbishop of Madrid president of the Episcopal Conference
Antonio Cañizares Llovera, archbishop of Toledo

Czech Republic
Miloslav Vlk, archbishop of Praga

HEADS OF DICASTERIES OF THE ROMAN CURIA
Tarcisio Bertone, S.D.B., secretary of State
William Joseph Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
Francis Arinze, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Workship and Discipline of the Sacrament
Giovanni Battista Re, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops
Ivan Dias, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M., prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
Franc Rodé, C.M., prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
Zenon Grocholewski, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education
James Francis Stafford, penitentiary major
Stanisław Ryłko, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
Walter Kasper, prefect of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity
Ennio Antonelli, prefect of the Pontifical Council for the Family
Renato Raffaele Martino president of the Pontifical Council Iustitia et Pax and president of the Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
Paul Josef Cordes, president of the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum"
Javier Lozano Barragán, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Workers
Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter- religious Dialogue
Attilio Nicora, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

MEMBERS BY PAPAL APPOINTMENT
Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals
Joachim Meisner, archbishop of Cologne, Germany
Polycarp Pengo, archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, president of the Symposium des Conférences épiscopales d'Afrique et de Madagascar (SCEAM).
Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B., archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, archbishop of Cape Coast, Ghana, president of the Association of Episcopal Conferences of Occidental Africa (A.C.E.A.O.)
George Pell, archbishop of Sydney, Australia
Josip Bozanić, archbishop of Zagreb, Croatia
Péter Erdő, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary, president of the Consilium Conferentiarum Episcoporum Europæ (C.C.E.E.)
Marc Ouellet, P.S.S., archbishop of Québec, Canada
Stanisław Dziwisz, archbishop of Kraków. Poland
Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, S.D.B., bishop of Hong Kong, China
André Vingt-Trois, archbishop of Paris, France, president of the Episcopal Conference
Odilo Pedro Scherer, archbishop of São Paulo, Brazil
Agostino Vallini, vicar general of His Holiness for the diocese of Rome
Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, archpriest of the basilica of San Paolo fuori le mura, Rome
Albert Vanhoye, S.J., rector emeritus of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome
Giovanni Lajolo, president of the Pontifical Commission for the State of Vatican City and of the Governatorato of the State of Vatican City
Raffaele Farina, S.D.B., archivist and librarian of the Holy Roman Church.

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