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SYNOD-GROUPS Oct-9-2008 (210 words) xxxi

U.S. cardinal elected moderator of one of 12 synod discussion groups

By John Thavis
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was one of 12 discussion-group moderators elected at the Synod of Bishops on the Bible.

Cardinal George was chosen Oct. 8 to lead one of three English-language groups, and Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., USCCB vice president, was elected as the group's recording secretary.

The groups, divided according to the English, French, German, Italian and Spanish languages, were to meet more frequently during the second half of the Oct. 5-26 synod, working to synthesize themes and draft specific proposals.

The bishops also elected a commission in charge of drafting the synod's final message to the world. Byzantine Archbishop Basil M. Schott of Pittsburgh represented the Eastern Catholic churches on the commission.

Others on the message commission were Archbishop John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria, representing Africa; Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa for North and South America; Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil of Guwahati, India, for Asia; Cardinal Godfried Danneels of Mechelen-Brussels, Belgium, for Europe; Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agana, Guam, for Oceania; and Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, representing the Roman Curia.


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