Bishop José Luiz Gomes de Vasconcelos was named Bishop of Sobral, Ceara, Brazil.
The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Odelir José Magri, M.C.C.I. was named Bishop of Chapecó, Santa Catarina in December 2014.
Bishop Gomes de Vasconcelos had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Fortaleza.
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