05 February 2017

Martinelli retired, Bugeja succeeded as Tripoli Vicar

Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, O.F.M. retired and Bishop George Bugeja, O.F.M. succeeded as Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli, Libya.

Bishop Bugeja had been serving as Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of the same jurisdiction.

02 February 2017

Khamsé Vithavong retired as Vientiane Vicar

Bishop Jean Khamsé Vithavong, O.M.I. retired as Vicar Apostolic of Vientiane, Laos.

Chittagong elevated to Archdiocese; Costa named Archbishop

The diocese of Chittagong, Bangladesh was elevated to a Metropolitan Archdiocese with the dioceses of Barisal and Khulna as suffragans.

Archbishop-designate Moses M. Costa, C.S.C. was named its first Archbishop. He had been serving as the Bishop of the same jurisdiction.

Ramos Morales named Caguas Bishop

Bishop Eusebio Ramos Morales was named Bishop of Caguas, Puerto Rico.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Ruben Antonio González Medina, C.M.F. was named Bishop of Ponce in December 2015.

Bishop Ramos Morales had been serving as Bishop of Fajardo-Humacao.

Herzog retired, Tally succeeded as Alexandria Bishop

Bishop Ronald Paul Herzog retired and Bishop David Prescott Talley succeeded as Bishop of Alexandria, Louisiana, USA.

Bishop Tally had been serving as Coadjutor of the same diocese.

Argüelles resigned, Garcera named Lipa Archbishop

Archbishop Ramon Cabrera Argüelles resigned and Archbishop-designate Gilbert Armea Garcera was named Archbishop of Lipa, Philippines.

Archbishop-designate Garcera had been serving as Bishop of Daet.

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