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Filipino couple invited to family synod

MANILA (Agencies) : One Filipino couple has been included among the lay participants invited to contribute to discussions at the upcoming Synod on Family Life scheduled to begin on October 4 at the Vatican.

CBCP News reported on September 16 that Nelson Villafania and his wife, Maria Soccoro, are among the more than 50 lay auditors from various countries who have been offered the opportunity to address the assembly and share insights in the small group discussions.

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Two Asians elected to Claretian general government

MANILA (Agencies) : For the first time, a Filipino priest was elected to the new general government of the Claretians worldwide. 

In an election held in Rome on September 9, Father Leo Dalmao, current provincial superior of The Philippines, was elected consultor and prefect of formation, according to a report from CBCP News.