.- On Saturday it was announced that Pope Benedict appointed Cardinal Ivan Dias, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, as his special envoy to ceremonies commemorating the new Christian Millennium in Ethiopia.
The event will coincide with the Ethiopian National Eucharistic Congress, to be held in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, May 2 - 4.
The delegation accompanying Cardinal Dias will consist of Fr. Tsegaye Kenini of the Archdiocese of Addis Ababa, former secretary general of the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariate; and Fr. Tesfaye Tadesse M.C.C.I., superior general of the Combonian Missionary Fathers in Ethiopia and president of the conference of religious superiors major of Ethiopia.