The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

13th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
Vatican City, October 7 to 28, 2008
New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith
Catalog of participating cardinals

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PRESIDENT DELEGATES
John Tong Hon, bishop of Hong Kong, Popular Republic of China;
Francisco Robles Ortega, archbishop of Guadalajara, México;
Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, archbishop of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

RELATOR GENERAL
Donald William Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, D.C., United States of America

COMMISSION FOR THE MESSAGE
President
Giuseppe Betori, archbishop of Florence, Italy

COMMISSION FOR CONTROVERSIES
President
Raymond Leo Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature

ORIENTAL CHURCHES
Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church
ex officio
George Alencherry, archbishop major of Ernakulam-Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars, president of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church

ELECTED BY THE EPISCOPAL CONFERENCES

AFRICA

Bostwana, South Africe and Swaziland
Wilfrid Fox Napier, O.F.M., archbishop of Durban, South Africa

Democratic Republic of Congo
Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, archbishop of Kinshasa

Kenia
John Njue, archbishop of Nairobi, president of the Episcopal Conference

AMERICA

Brazil
Odilo Pedro Scherer, archbishop of São Paulo

United States of America
Timothy Michael Dolan, archbishop of New York, president of the Episcopal Conference

ASIA

India
Telesphore Placidus Toppo, archbishop of Ranchi, president of the Episcopal Conference

EUROPE

Italy
Angelo Bagnasco, archbishop of Genoa, president of the Episcopal Conference
Giuseppe Betori, archbishop of Florence
Angelo Scola, archbishop of Milan

Poland
Stanisław Dziwisz, archbishop of Kraków
Kazimierz Nycz, archbishop of Warszawa, ordinary for the faithful of the Eastern rite resident in Poland and lacking ordinary for their rite

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

HEADS OF DICASTERIES OF THE ROMAN CURIA
Tarcisio Bertone, S.D.B., secretary of State
Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
Antonio Cañizares Llovera, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Workship and Discipline of the Sacraments
Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints
Marc Ouellet, P.S.S., prefect of the Congregation for Bishops
Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
Mauro Piacenza, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
João Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
Zenon Grocholewski, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education
Manuel Monteiro de Castro, penitentiary major
Raymond Leo Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Aostolic Signature
Stanisław Ryłko, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
Kurt Koch, prefect of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity
Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council Iustitia et Pax
Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum
Antonio Maria Vegliò, president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts
Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue
Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture
Domenico Calcagno , president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
Giuseppe Versaldi, prefect of the prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See

BY PAPAL APPOINTMENT
Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals
Joachim Meisner, archbishop of Cologne, Federal Republic of Germany
Vinko Puljić, archbishop of Vrhbosna, Bosnia e Erzegovina
Polycarp Pengo, archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, president of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.)
Christoph Schöborn, O.P., archbishop of Vienna, Austria
George Pell, archbishop of Sydney Australia
Josip Bozanić, archbishop of Zagreb, Croatia
Péter Erdö, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary, president of the Consilium Conferentiarum Episcoporum Europae (C.C.E.E.)
Agostino Vallini, vicar general of His Holiness for the diocese of Rome
Lluís Martínez Sistach, archbishop of Barcelona, Spain
André Vingt-Trois, archbishop of Paris, France
Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay, India, secretary general of the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences (F.A.B.C.)

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