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23 May 2015

Melillo named Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia Bishop

Bishop-elect Sergio Melillo was named Bishop of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia, Italy.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Giovanni D’Alise was named Bishop of Caserta in March 2014.

Bader named Pakistan Nuncio

Archbishop Ghaleb Moussa Abdalla Bader was named Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan and titular archbishop of Mathara in Numidia.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra was named Apostolic Nuncio to Mozambique in February 2015.

Archbishop Bader had been serving as Archbishop of Alger, Algeria.

20 May 2015

Werbs retired as Hamburg Auxiliary

Bishop Norbert Werbs retired as Auxiliary Bishop of Hamburg, Germany.

Nóbrega de Sousa named Garanhuns Bishop

Bishop-elect Paulo Jackson Nóbrega de Sousa was named Bishop of Garanhuns, Pernambuco, Brazil.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Fernando José Monteiro Guimarães, C.SS.R. was named Archbishop of Brazil, Military in August 2014.

Dognin named Quimper Bishop

Bishop Laurent Marie Bernard Dognin was named Bishop of Quimper [Cornouailles](-Léon), France.

The diocese had been vacant since the resignation of Bishop Jean-Marie Charles André Le Vert in January 2015.

Bishop Dognin had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Bordeaux (-Bazas).

Cunha Cruz named Campanha Coadjutor

Bishop Pedro Cunha Cruz was named Coadjutor Bishop of Campanha, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

He had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro.

Caldas Magalhães retired, Zon Pereira succeeded as Alto Solimões Bishop

Bishop Evangelista Alcimar Caldas Magalhães, O.F.M. Cap. retired and Bishop Adolfo Zon Pereira, S.X. was named Bishop of Alto Solimões, Amazonas, Brazil.

07 May 2015

Escudero Torres named Valencia Auxiliary

Bishop Esteban Escudero Torres was named Auxiliary Bishop of Valencia, Spain and titular bishop of Diano.

Bishop Escudero Torres had been serving as Bishop of Palencia.

06 May 2015

Dimoc named Bontoc-Lagawe Vicar Apostolic

Bishop-elect Valentin Cabbigat Dimoc was named Vicar Apostolic of Bontoc-Lagawe, Philippines and titular bishop of Bapara.

The vicariate had been vacant since Bishop Rodolfo Fontiveros Beltran was named Bishop of San Fernando de La Union in October 2012.

Sánchez Monge named Santander Bishop

Bishop Manuel Sánchez Monge was named Bishop of Santander, Spain.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Vicente Jiménez Zamora was named Archbishop of Zaragoza in December 2014.

Bishop Sánchez Monge had been serving as Bishop of Mondoñedo-Ferrol.

Kibal Mansong’loo named Kole Bishop

Bishop-elect Emery Kibal Mansong’loo, C.P. was named Bishop of Kole, Congo (Dem. Rep.).

The diocese had been vacant since the resignation of Bishop Stanislas Lukumwena Lumbala, O.F.M. in October 2008.

Girardi named União da Vitória Bishop

Bishop Agenor Girardi, M.S.C. was named Bishop of União da Vitória, Parana, Brazil.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop João Bosco Barbosa de Sousa, O.F.M. was named Bishop of Osasco, Sao Paulo in April 2014.

Bishop Girardi had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.

de Castro Homem named Iguatú Bishop

Bishop Edson de Castro Homem was named Bishop of Iguatú, Ceara, Brazil.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop João José da Costa, O. Carm. was named Coadjutor Archbishop of Aracajú, Sergipe in November 2014.

Bishop de Castro Homem had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro.

Braido retired, Scaramussa named Santos Bishop

Bishop Jacyr Francisco Braido, C.S. retired and Bishop Tarcísio Scaramussa, S.D.B. succeeded as Bishop of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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

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