Franciscan Sister Appointed to General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops

Cardinal Mario Grech has appointed Sr. Marie Kolbe Zamora, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, to serve as an official for the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops. Zamora’s appointment commences at the Vatican on Sept. 1, 2021.  Zamora will work with Cardinal Grech (General Secretary for the Synod of Bishops), Bishop Luis Marín de San Martín and Sister Nathalie Becquart (Undersecretaries for the General Secretariat), and the other members of the Secretariat team in its preparation for and implementation of Synod Assemblies.

Zamora earned a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 2015. Hailing from Texas, Zamora graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Houston  in 1989 with a BA in Philosophy and Theology. She made her final vows with the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity in 1999. Except for time studying in Rome (2004-2011), she has been teaching Theology at the high school and collegiate levels since 1994. 

“It is a profound honor to have been invited by Cardinal Grech to serve the Holy Father’s labor for the Church in and through the Synod of Bishops. I look forward to learning the work of the General Secretariat and to contributing in any way possible to a deepened sense of ecclesial communion,” Zamora said.