Pope appoints Filipino priest to theological commission

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MANILA, September 25, 2014 – The Holy Father has recently appointed Fr. Gerard Francisco P. Timoner, III, O.P. as one of the new members of the International Theological Commission for a term of five years, from 2014-2019.

Fr. Gerard Francisco P. Timoner, III, O.P. (Photo: UST)

He is the only Filipino member of the said commission which was established by the Servant of God Paul VI on 1969 with the aim of examining questions in matters of doctrine, particularly for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

At present, Timoner is the Prior Provincial of the Dominican Province of the Philippines, as well as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Santo Tomas.

Pope Francis named thirty new members of the said commission, all of whom are theologians from different countries. (Vanessa M. Puno)

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