Bishop-elect Alexis Mitsuru Shirahama, P.S.S. was named Bishop of Hiroshima, Japan.
The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda was named Archbishop of Osaka in August 2014.
On the same day, Bishop Joseph Atsumi Misue, Emeritus of Hiroshima, died.
He had served as a priest for 54 years and as a bishop for 31 years.
May he rest in peace.
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