Pope appoints Special Envoy to attend conference in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight back to Rome following a visit at ArmeniaPope Francis has named Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo, Archbishop of Ranchi, India, as his Special Envoy to the XI Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, taking place from 28 November – 4 December in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Vatican Radio reported,

The theme for the Plenary Assembly is “Joy of the Gospel and the Family in Asia in the Light of the Synod.” (Colombo Gazette)