23 February 2012

18 February 2012

22 New Cardinals and their Titles

The 22 new Cardinals created today along with their titles:
* indicates over 80 and thus not a Cardinal-Elector.

Glancy named Belize City-Belmopan Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Christopher Glancy, C.S.V. was named Auxiliary Bishop of Belize City-Belmopan, Belize, Antilles and titular bishop of Absa Salla.

16 February 2012

15 February 2012

dos Santos named Campinas Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Airton José dos Santos was named Archbishop of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The archdiocese had been vacant since the death of Archbishop Bruno Gamberini in August 2011.

Archbishop-designate dos Santos had been serving as Bishop of Mogi das Cruzes.

Ferreira Salles named Pesqueira Bishop

Bishop José Luiz Ferreira Salles, C.SS.R. was named Bishop of Pesqueira, Pernambuco, Brazil.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Francesco Biasin was named Bishop of Barra do Piraí-Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro in June 2011.

Bishop Ferreira Salles had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Fortaleza, Ceara.

11 February 2012

Capalla retird, Valles named Davao Archbishop

Archbishop Fernando R. Capalla retired and Archbishop Romulo Geolina Valles was named Archbishop of Davao, Philippines.

Archbishop Valles had been serving as Archbishop of Zamboanga.

Vodopjanovas named Telšiai Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Linas (Genadijus) Vodopjanovas, O.F.M. was named Auxiliary Bishop of Telšiai (-Klaipeda), Lithuania and titular bishop of Quiza.

Upon ordination, he will be the world's youngest bishop.

Matulaitis retired, Ivanauskas named Kaišiadorys Bishop

Bishop Juozapas Matulaitis-Labukas retired and Bishop Jonas Ivanauskas was named Bishop of Kaišiadorys, Lithuania.

Bishop Ivanauskas had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Kaunas.

Perrier retired, Brouwet named Tarbes et Lourdes Bishop

Bishop Jacques Jean Joseph Jules Perrier retired and Bishop Nicolas Jean René Brouwet was named Bishop of Tarbes et Lourdes, France.

Bishop Brouwet had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Nanterre.

Robe erected, Antolini named Prefect

The Prefecture of Robe, Ethiopia was erected with territory taken from Meki.

Fr. Angelo Antolini, O.F.M. Cap. was named its first Prefect.

Malgo named Fada N’Gourma Bishop

Bishop-elect Pierre Claver Malgo was named Bishop of Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Paul Yemboaro Ouédraogo was named Archbishop of Bobo-Dioulasso in November 2010.

Tenkodogo erected, Kontiebo named Bishop

The Diocese of Tenkodogo, Burkina Faso was erected with territory taken from Fada N’Gourma and Koupéla.

Bishop-elect Prosper Kontiebo, M.I. was named its first Bishop.

10 February 2012

d’Aniello named Brazil Nuncio

Archbishop Giovanni d’Aniello was named Apostolic Nuncio to Brazil.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri was named Secretary of the Congregation for Bishops in January 2012.

Archbishop d’Aniello had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand, Apostolic Nuncio to Cambodia, Apostolic Delegate to Myanmar, and Apostolic Delegate to Laos.

Pérez Caicedo named Babahoyo Bishop

Bishop Marco Pérez Caicedo named Bishop of Babahoyo, Ecuador.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Fausto Gabriel Trávez Trávez, O.F.M. was named Archbishop of Quito in September 2010.

Bishop Pérez Caicedo had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Guayaquil.

03 February 2012

Tomlinson named Sandhurst Bishop

Bishop Leslie Rogers Tomlinson was named Bishop of Sandhurst, Australia.

The diocese had been vacant since the death of Bishop Joseph Angelo Grech in December 2010.

Bishop Tomlinson had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne.

02 February 2012

Romero Barrios named Barcelona Auxiliary

Bishop-elect José Manuel Romero Barrios was named Auxiliary Bishop of Barcelona, Venezuela and titular bishop of Materiana.

Dauwa Yohanna named Kontagora Vicar Apostolic

Bishop-elect Bulus Dauwa Yohanna was named Vicar Apostolic of Kontagora, Nigeria and titular bishop of Scebatiana.

The vicariate had been vacant since the resignation of Bishop Timothy Joseph Carroll, S.M.A. in April 2010.

Huerta Muro named El Salto Prelate

Bishop-elect Juan María Huerta Muro, O.F.M. was named Prelate of El Salto, Durango, México.

The prelature had been vacant since Bishop Ruy Rendón Leal was named Bishop of Matamoros, Tamaulipas in July 2011.

Bodika Mansiyai and Muyengo Mulombe named Kinshasa Auxiliaries

Bishop-elect Timothée Bodika Mansiyai, P.S.S. and Bishop-elect Sébastien Muyengo Mulombe were named Auxiliary Bishops of Kinshasa, Congo (Dem. Rep.) and titular bishops of Naiera and Strathernia, respectively.

Rueda Aparicio named Montelibano Bishop

Bishop-elect Luis José Rueda Aparicio was named Bishop of Montelibano, Colombia.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Edgar de Jesús Garcia Gil was named Bishop of Palmira in May 2010.

Muldoon resigned, Bonello succeeded as Juticalpa Bishop

Bishop Tomás Andrés Mauro Muldoon, O.F.M. resigned and Bishop José Bonello, O.F.M. succeeded as Bishop of Juticalpa, Honduras.

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

Massé retired, Lortie named Mont-Laurier Bishop

Bishop Vital Massé retired and Bishop Paul Lortie was named Bishop of Mont-Laurier, Québec, Canada.

Bishop Lortie had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Québec.

Veillette retired, Bouchard named Trois Rivières Bishop

Bishop Martin Veillette retired and Bishop Joseph Luc André Bouchard was named Bishop of Trois Rivières, Québec, Canada.

Bishop Bouchard had been serving as Bishop of Saint Paul in Alberta.

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