The Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference has elected its head officials for the next three years.
Bishop Rudolph Deng of the Diocese of Wau will head the conference, recently led by Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro of Juba.
Archbishop Lukudu will now head the conference’s Commission for the Seminaries.
Bishop Erkolano Lodu Yombe of Yei, who joins Archbishop Lukudu on the seminary commission, will head the Commission for Priests and the Council for Religious.
The new head of the Commission for Palica, which is in charge of liturgy, ecumenism, laity, family and women’s issues, is Bishop Antonio Menegazzo of El Obeid.
The Communications Department of the bishops’ conference will be Bishop Cesare Mazzolari of Rumbek, while Bishop Daniel Adwok Kur, auxiliary bishop of Khartoum, will head the Justice and Peace Committee.
Bishop Deng, Bishop Menegazzo, and Bishop Vincent Moywok Nyiker of Malakal will sit on the administrative board, which oversees finance, aid, and development in Sudan.
The new leadership has a mandate lasting until January 2011.