23 February 2013

22 February 2013

Banach and Udaigwe named Nuncios

Archbishop-elect Michael W. Banach and Archbishop-elect Brian Udaigwe were both named Apostolic Nuncios, but without specifying a post. They were also named titular archbishops of Memphis and Suelli, respectively.

Kalenga Badikebele named El Salvador Nuncio

Archbishop Léon Kalenga Badikebele was named Apostolic Nuncio to El Salvador.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto was named Apostolic Nuncio to Bosnia-Herzegovina in November 2012.

Archbishop Kalenga Badikebele had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana.

Balestrero named Colombia Nuncio

Archbishop-elect Ettore Balestrero was named Apostolic Nuncio to Colombia and titular archbishop of Victoriana.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Aldo Cavalli was named Apostolic Nuncio to Malta earlier this month.

Adamczyk named Liberia Nuncio

Archbishop-elect Mirosław Adamczyk was named Apostolic Nuncio to Liberia and titular archbishop of Otriculum.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop George Antonysamy was named Archbishop of Madras and Mylapore (Meliapor), India in November 2012.

Olaverri Arroniz named Pointe-Noire Bishop

Bishop-elect Miguel Angel Olaverri Arroniz, S.D.B. was named Bishop of Pointe-Noire, Congo.

21 February 2013

Erected: Puerto Leguízamo-Solano; Pinzón Güiza named Vicar Apostolic

The Vicariate Apostolic of Puerto Leguízamo-Solano, Colombia was erected with territory taken from San Vicente-Puerto Leguízamo.

Bishop-elect Joaquím Humberto Pinzón Güiza, I.M.C. was named its first Vicar Apostolic and titular bishop of Ottocium.

Marchesi named Floresta Bishop

Bishop-elect Gabriele Marchesi was named Bishop of Floresta, Pernambuco, Brazil.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Adriano Ciocca Vasino was named Prelate of São Félix, Mato Grosso in March 2012.

Guimarães Moreira resigned, Gubiotti named Itabira-Fabriciano Bishop

Bishop Odilon Guimarães Moreira resigned and Bishop-elect Marco Aurélio Gubiotti was named Bishop of Itabira-Fabriciano, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Sigampa retired, Dus named Resistencia Archbishop

Archbishop Fabriciano Sigampa retired and Archbishop-designate Ramón Alfredo Dus was named Archbishop of Resistencia, Argentina.

Archbishop-designate Dus had been serving as Bishop of Reconquista.

D’Annibale named Río Gallegos Bishop

Bishop Miguel Ángel D’Annibale was named Bishop of Río Gallegos, Argentina.

The diocese had been vacant since the resignation of Bishop Juan Carlos Romanin, S.D.B. in April 2012.

Bishop D’Annibale had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of the same diocese.

Antoniazzi named Tunis Archbishop

Archbishop-elect Ilario Antoniazzi was named Archbishop of Tunis, Tunisia.

The archdiocese had been vacant since Archbishop Maroun Elias Nimeh Lahham was named Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme} in January 2012.

19 February 2013

11 February 2013

Coyle named USA Military Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Robert J. Coyle was named Auxiliary Bishop of United States of America, Military and titular bishop of Zabi.

Pope Benedict XVI to Resign on 28 February

Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) has announced his intention to resign as Pope (Bishop of Roma, Italy) effective on 28 February 2013 at 8pm (local time in Rome).

09 February 2013

02 February 2013

Pérez Rodríguez retired, Juárez Párraga named Sucre Archbishop

Archbishop Jesús Gervasio Pérez Rodríguez, O.F.M. retired and Archbishop-designate Jesús Juárez Párraga, S.D.B. was named Archbishop of Sucre, Bolivia.

Archbishop-designate Juárez Párraga had been serving as Bishop of El Alto.

Ghabroyan retired, Teyrouz named Sainte-Croix-de-Paris Bishop

Bishop Grégoire (Krikor) Ghabroyan, I.C.P.B. retired and Bishop Jean Teyrouz, I.C.P.B. was named Bishop of Sainte-Croix-de-Paris (Armenian), France.

Bishop Teyrouz had been serving as Curial Bishop of Cilicia, Lebanon.

Ukpo retired, Ekuwem named Calabar Archbishop

Archbishop Joseph Edra Ukpo retired and Archbishop-designate Joseph Effiong Ekuwem was named Archbishop of Calabar, Nigeria.

Archbishop-designate Ekuwem had been serving as Bishop of Uyo.

Galvan Flores named Corocoro Prelate

Bishop-elect Percy Lorenzo Galvan Flores was named Prelate of Corocoro, Bolivia.

Casey retired, Coter named Pando Vicar Apostolic

Bishop Luis Morgan Casey retired and Bishop-elect Eugenio Coter was named Vicar Apostolic of Pando, Bolivia and titular bishop of Thibiuca.

Blume named Uganda Nuncio

Archbishop Michael August Blume, S.V.D. was named Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam was named Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand.

Archbishop Blume had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Benin and to Togo.

Aupetit named Paris Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Michel Aupetit was named Auxiliary Bishop of Paris, France and titular bishop of Maxita.

01 February 2013

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