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27 February 2015

Scicluna named Malta Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Charles Jude Scicluna was named Archbishop of Malta.

The archdiocese had been vacant since the resignation of Archbishop Paul Cremona, O.P. in October 2014.

Archbishop-designate Scicluna had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop and Apostolic Administrator of Malta.

23 February 2015

de La Rosa y Carpio retired, Bretón Martínez named Santiago de los Caballeros Archbishop

Archbishop Ramón Benito de La Rosa y Carpio retired and Archbishop-designate Freddy Antonio de Jesús Bretón Martínez was named Archbishop of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

Archbishop-designate Bretón Martínez had been serving as Bishop of Baní.

Camilo González retired, Rodríguez Rodríguez named La Vega Bishop

Bishop Gabriel Antonio Camilo González retired and Bishop-elect Héctor Rafael Rodríguez Rodríguez, M.S.C. was named Bishop of La Vega, Dominican Republic.

Felipe y Núñez retired, Romero Cárdenas named Barahona Bishop

Bishop Rafael Leónidas Felipe y Núñez retired and Bishop-elect Andrés Napoleón Romero Cárdenas was named Bishop of Barahona, Dominican Republic.

Gómez Rodríguez named Facatativá Bishop

Bishop José Miguel Gómez Rodríguez was named Bishop of Facatativá, Colombia.

The diocese had been vacant since the death of Bishop Luis Antonio Nova Rocha in April 2013.

Bishop Gómez Rodríguez had been serving as Bishop of Líbano-Honda.

21 February 2015

Peña Parra named Mozambique Nuncio

Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra was named Apostolic Nuncio to Mozambique.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Antonio Arcari was named Apostolic Nuncio to Costa Rica in July 2014.

Archbishop Peña Parra had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan.

17 February 2015

Yllana named Australia Nuncio

Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana was named Apostolic Nuncio to Australia.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher was named Secretary (Relations with States) of the Secretariat of State.

Archbishop Yllana had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Congo, Democratic Republic of.

16 February 2015

Harjosusanto named Samarinda Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Yustinus Harjosusanto, M.S.F. was named Archbishop of Samarinda, Indonesia.

The archdiocese had been vacant since the death of Archbishop Florentinus Sului Hajang Hau, M.S.F. in July 2013.

Archbishop-designate Harjosusanto had been serving as Bishop of Tanjung Selor.

14 February 2015

New Cardinals - with their titles

There are 15 new Cardinals that are eligible to vote when a Conclave is needed:
An additional 5 Cardinals are over the age of 80 and thus would not be eligible to vote:
Note that Cardinal Pimiento Rodriguez was not able to attend the ceremony.

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