30 March 2010

Madrid Merlano named Nueva Pamplona Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Luis Madrid Merlano was named Archbishop of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia.

The archdiocese had been vacant since the death of Archbishop Gustavo Martínez Frías in August 2009.

Archbishop-designate Madrid Merlano had been serving as Bishop of Cartago

29 March 2010

Vu Tât named Hung Hoá Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Jean Marie Vu Tât was named Auxiliary Bishop of Hung Hoá, Viêt Nam and titular bishop of Thisiduo.

Feidt resigned, Dufour succeeded as Aix Archbishop

Archbishop Claude Feidt resigned and Archbishop Christophe Dufour succeeded as Archbishop of Aix (-Arles), France.

Archbishop Dufour had been serving as Coadjutor Archbishop of the same archdiocese.

Afareha named Warri Bishop

Bishop John 'Oke Afareha was named Bishop of Warri, Nigeria.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Richard Anthony Burke, S.P.S. was named Archbishop of Benin City in December 2007.

Bishop Afareha had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of the same diocese.

23 March 2010

Kasonde named Solwezi Bishop

Bishop-elect Charles Kasonde was named Bishop of Solwezi, Zambia.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Alick Banda was named Coadjutor Bishop of Ndola in November 2009.

13 March 2010

Daylight Saving Time

We have reached that time of year again. This weekend the US moves to Daylight Saving Time. Europe (specifically Rome) doesn't make the change until 2 weeks later.

The net effect is that the formal announcements out of Rome will not be available until an hour later where I am located. And that means that I will probably already be enroute to my day job and thus unable to update the website nor provide the usual notifications until the evening (US time).

The good news is this will only last a fortnight, then Europe makes the change too, and everything is back to normal (at least until the Fall, when the we go out of sync again for a short time :-)

Blázquez Pérez named Valladolid Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Ricardo Blázquez Pérez was named Archbishop of Valladolid, Spain.

The Archdiocese had been vacant since Archbishop Braulio Rodríguez Plaza was named Archbishop of Toledo in April 2009.

Archbishop-designate Blázquez Pérez had been serving as Bishop of Bilbao.

Nugent named Nuncio to Mauritius and to Seychelles

Archbishop Eugene Martin Nugent was named Apostolic Nuncio to Mauritius and to Seychelles in addition to his other posts.

Viloria Pinzón resigned as Puerto Cabello Bishop

Bishop Ramón José Viloria Pinzón, S.O.D. resigned as Bishop of Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.

Marx retired, Taval succeeded as Kerema Bishop

Bishop Paul John Marx, M.S.C. retired and Bishop Patrick Taval, M.S.C. succeeded as Bishop of Kerema, Papua New Guinea.

Bishop Taval had been serving as Coadjutor Bishop of the same diocese.

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