Cardinal Quevedo assigned to Pontifical Councils

Originally published on OMI World.

On 22 May, Pope Francis named the Cardinals he had created on 22 February, 2014, to membership in various congregations and councils of the Holy See. Our Oblate Cardinal Orlando B. QUEVEDO received appointments to the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace and to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, both areas where he has gained considerable expertise and experience as Archbishop of Cotobato in the Philippines.

According to the Vatican website, the mandate of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is summarized in these few words: “The Council will promote justice and peace in the world, in the light of the Gospel and of the social teaching of the Church.”

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue “is the central office of the Catholic Church for the promotion of interreligious dialogue in accordance with the spirit of the Second Vatican Council, in particular the declaration “Nostra Aetate.” (