Filipino priest, lay to join synod of bishops as expert, auditor

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MANILA, Oct. 3, 2012—A Catholic priest and a lay formator have been appointed to participate in  the upcoming 13th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops as an auditor and expert.

Ms. Joy Candelario of the Bukal ng Tipan in Antipolo City was appointed as expert while Fr. Renato de Guzman, SDB, the vice-rector of Don Bosco Technical Institute-Makati was appointed as auditor.

Candelario and De Guzman will join other 45 experts and 49 observers appointed by Pope Benedict XVI from all over the world to join the synod which will be held in Rome from October 7 to 28.

In an interview, Candelario said that their task is to have discussions on the afternoon on the proceedings happened in the morning.

“The discussion will have sharing of opinions, proposals, because the working documents have already the recommendations that have been taken up in a deeper level,” she said.

Candelario also added that with different people from different countries and ministries, they can get many insights in terms of living the challenge of new evangelization.

She will be leaving the country on October 5. (Jandel Posion)

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