Pope Francis names English Dominican priest as a consultor of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Dominican priest Fr Timothy Radcliffe has been appointed as a consultor of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Vatican Radio reported on Saturday.

Fr Timothy was ordained in 1971 and served as Master of the Dominican order from 1992 to 2001. He is the only member of the English Province of the Dominicans to have held the office since the Order’s foundation in 1216.

Fr Timothy currently works as director of the Las Casas Institute of Blackfriars at Oxford University which is dedicated to promoting of social justice and human rights. He is also an honourary doctor of divinity at the university.

He is the author a number of books including What is the Point of Being a Christian? and Why Go To Church?