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21 February 2008

Robles Cota retired, Watty Urquidi named Tepic Bishop

Bishop Alfonso Humberto Robles Cota retired and Bishop Ricardo Watty Urquidi, M.Sp.S. was named Bishop of Tepic, Nayarit, México. Bishop Watty Urquidi had been serving as Bishop of Nuevo Laredo.

Bishop Carrière Died

Bishop Paul-Louis Carrière, Bishop Emeritus of Laval, France, has died. He was 99 years old and had served as a priest for 76 years and as a bishop for 39 years. May he rest in peace.

20 February 2008

Archbisho Perko Died

Archbishop Franc Perko, Archbishop Emeritus of Beograd (-Smederevo), Serbia, has died. He was 78 years old and had served as a priest for 54 years and as a bishop for 21 years. May he rest in peace.

17 February 2008

Bishop Agnozzi Died

Bishop Nicola Agnozzi, O.F.M. Conv., Bishop Emeritus of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia, Italy, has died. He was 96 years old and had served as a priest for 73 years and as a bishop for 45 years. May he rest in peace.

15 February 2008

Archbishop Oblak Died

Archbishop Marijan Oblak, Archbishop Emeritus of Zadar (Zara), Croatia, has died. He was 88 years old and had served as a priest for 62 years and a bishop for 49 years. May he rest in peace.

Felix retired, Rivas succeeded as Castries Archbishop

Archbishop Kelvin Edward Felix retired and Archbishop Robert Rivas, O.P. succeeded as Archbishop of Castries, Saint Lucia, Antilles. Archbishop Rivas had been serving as Coadjutor Archbishop of the same archdiocese.

14 February 2008

Slovakia (Latin Rite) Reorganization

Following the reorganization of the Byzantine rite jurisdictions of Slovakia a fortnight ago, today the Latin rite jurisdictions were adjusted as follows:

The Archdiocese of Bratislava-Trnava was split into the Archdiocese of Bratislava (which becomes the Metropolitan) and the Archdiocese of Trnava. The ordinaries are Archbishop-designate Stanislav Zvolenský and Archbishop Ján Sokol, respectively.

The new Diocese of Žilina was created with territory taken from Banská Bystrica and Nitra with Bishop Tomáš Gális as its first ordinary.

González González and Gutiérrez Valencia named Guadalajara Auxiliaries

Bishop-elect José Francisco González González and Bishop-elect Juan Humberto Gutiérrez Valencia were named Auxiliary Bishops of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México and titular bishops of Feradi Maius and Iunca in Byzacena, respectively.

Cassari named Croatia Nuncio

Archbishop Mario Roberto Cassari was named Apostolic Nuncio to Croatia. The post had been vacant since Archbishop Francisco-Javier Lozano was named Apostolic Nuncio to Romania in December 2007. Archbishop Cassari had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Côte d’Ivoire.

10 February 2008

Bishop Daumal Serra Died

Bishop Ramón Daumal Serra, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Barcelona, Spain, has died. He was 95 years old and had served as a priest for 68 years and as a bishop for 39 years. May he rest in peace.

02 February 2008

Moreira dos Santos retired, Sumbelelo succeeded as Uije Bishop

Bishop José Francisco Moreira dos Santos, O.F.M. Cap. retired and Bishop Emílio Sumbelelo succeeded as Bishop of Uije, Angola.

Larrañeta Olleta resigned, González Hernández succeeded as Puerto Maldonado Vicar

Bishop Juan José Larrañeta Olleta, O.P. resigned and Bishop Francisco González Hernández, O.P. succeeded as Vicar Apostolic of Puerto Maldonado, Peru.

Colindres Abarca named El Salvador Military Bishop

Bishop-elect Fabio Reynaldo Colindres Abarca was named Bishop of El Salvador, Military. He had been serving as the Apostolic Administrator of the same jurisdiction.

Plotti retired, Benotto named Pisa Archbishop

Archbishop Alessandro Plotti retired and Archbishop-designate Giovanni Paolo Benotto was named Archbishop of Pisa, Italy. Archbishop-designate Benotto had been serving as Bishop of Tivoli.

Abdel-Ahad retired as Syrian Patriarch

Patriarch Ignace Pierre VIII (Grégoire) Abdel-Ahad retired as Patriarch of Antiochia {Antioch} (Syrian), Lebanon.

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