22 September 2009

Ventura named France Nuncio

Archbishop Luigi Ventura was named Apostolic Nuncio to France.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Fortunato Baldelli was named Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary in June 2009.

Archbishop Ventura had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Canada.

12 September 2009

Pope Benedict XVI's consecrations

Before today, Pope Benedict XVI had consecrated 10 bishops: four before he became pope and 6 after.

Today he added 5 more to the list: Archbishops Gabriele Giordano Caccia, Franco Coppola, and Pietro Parolin along with Bishops Raffaello Martinelli and Giorgio Corbellini.

Ad multos annos!

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