By Felipe Salvosa II | CBCP News
October 12, 2023
Manila, Philippines

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, CBCP president, at the Synod of Bishops in Rome. SCREENSHOT/VATICAN NEWS

Delegates to the ongoing Synod of Bishops at the Vatican have elected the head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to a commission in charge of the assembly’s communications.

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Kalookan, CBCP president, will represent Asia in the Commission for Information of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops convoked by Pope Francis to carve out a path for a “synodal” or more consultative or listening Church.

Including David, assembly delegates voted for seven representatives of geographic regions out of 17 commission members. The body is led by Dr. Paolo Ruffini, the lay head of the Vatican’s communication dicastery.