26 October 2010

Bitar named Oberá Bishop

Bishop Damián Santiago Bitar was named Bishop of Oberá, Argentina.

The diocese had been vacant since the death of Bishop Victor Selvino Arenhart in May 2010.

Bishop Bitar had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of San Justo.

21 October 2010

15 million visits, viewing 100 million pages

The main website passed two major milestones in the past week. A week ago today, the site had its 15 millionth visit. Then yesterday, the site passed 100 million pages viewed.

The site began long ago, you can find a history and timeline in an earlier post.

Until the site got its own domain - on the Feast of Blessed Damien de Veuster (10 May 2002) no logs and very few stats were available. On that first day, there were 45 visits - viewing 495 pages.

So the milestones I mentioned above are based on stats beginning on that day - not quite 8.5 years ago.

Over the years the site has greatly expanded in content and in users.

All I can say is Thank You!

Tiribilli retired, Rosa named Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbot

Abbot Michelangelo Riccardo M. Tiribilli, O.S.B. retired and Abbot Diego Gualtiero Rosa, O.S.B. was named Abbot of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Italy.

Castaño Arbeláez named Cartago Bishop

Bishop José Alejandro Castaño Arbeláez, O.A.R. was named Bishop of Cartago, Colombia.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Luis Madrid Merlano was named Archbishop of Nueva Pamplona in March 2010.

Bishop Castaño Arbeláez had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Cali.

20 October 2010

Odoki named Arua Bishop

Bishop Sabino Ocan Odoki named Bishop of Arua, Uganda.

The diocese had been vacant since the resignation of Bishop Frederick Drandua in August 2009.

Bishop Odoki had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Gulu.

Guizzardi retired, Vegini named Foz do Iguaçu Bishop

Bishop Laurindo Guizzardi, C.S. retired and Bishop Dirceu Vegini was named Bishop of Foz do Iguaçu, Parana, Brazil.

Bishop Vegini had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Curitiba.

Brito Guimarães named Palmas Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Pedro Brito Guimarães was named Archbishop of Palmas, Tocatins, Brazil.

The archdiocese had been vacant since Archbishop Alberto Taveira Corrêa was named Archbishop of Belém do Pará in December 2009.

Archbishop-designate Brito Guimarães had been serving as Bishop of São Raimundo Nonato.

Consistory to Create New Cardinals

A consistory to create new cardinals will be held on 20 November 2010. The following will be added to the College of Cardinals at that time:

Plus 4 over 80, namely:

14 October 2010

Garcia-Siller named San Antonio Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S. was named Archbishop of San Antonio, Texas, USA.

The archdiocese had been vacant since Archbishop José Horacio Gómez was named Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles, California in April 2010.

Archbishop-designate Garcia-Siller had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, Illinois.

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