28 September 2019

Janjić retired as Kotor Bishop

Bishop Ilija Janjić retired as Bishop of Kotor (Cattaro), Montenegro.

Erected: Azcapotzalco, Iztapalapa, and Xochimilco

The Diocese of Azcapotzalco, Diocese of Iztapalapa, and Diocese of Xochimilco were created with territory taken from the Archdiocese of México. All three are suffragans of México.

Bishop Adolfo Miguel Castaño Fonseca was named Bishop of Azcapotzalco, México.

Bishop Jesús Antonio Lerma Nolasco was named Bishop of Iztapalapa, México.

Bishop Andrés Vargas Peña was named Bishop of Xochimilco, México.

All three had been serving as Auxiliary Bishops of México.

Toluca elevated to Archdiocese, Chavolla Ramos named Archbishop

The Diocese of Toluca was elevated to the Archdiocese of Toluca.

Francisco Javier Chavolla Ramos was named its first Archbishop. He had been serving as bishop of the same jurisdiction.

The dioceses of Atlacomulco, Cuernavaca, and Tenancingo were made suffragans of the new Archdiocese.

21 September 2019

Armendáriz Jiménez named Durango Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Faustino Armendáriz Jiménez was named Archbishop of Durango, México.

The archdiocese had been vacant since Archbishop José Antonio Fernández Hurtado was named Archbishop of Tlalnepantla in January 2019.

Archbishop-designate Armendáriz Jiménez had been serving as Bishop of Querétaro.

Ganci named Permanent Observer to Council of Europe

Marco Ganci was named Permanent Observer to Council of Europe.

The post had been vacant since Bishop-elect Paolo Rudelli was named an Apostolic Nuncio earlier this month.

01 September 2019

New Cardinals!

Today Pope Francis indicated that he intends to create 13 new Cardinals on 5 October 2019.

Here is the list:

  • Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.I., President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue; Age: 67.3

  • José Tolentino Calaça de Mendonça, Archivist of the Vatican Secret Archives; Age: 53.8

  • Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo, Archbishop of Jakarta, Indonesia; Age: 69.2

  • Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez, Archbishop of San Cristobal de la Habana, Cuba; Age: 71.2

  • Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Kinshasa, Congo (Dem. Rep.); Age: 59.6

  • Jean-Claude Höllerich, S.J., Archbishop of Luxembourg; Age: 61.1

  • Alvaro Leonel Ramazzini Imeri, Bishop of Huehuetenango, Guatemala; Age: 72.2

  • Matteo Maria Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna, Italy; Age: 63.9

  • Cristóbal López Romero, S.D.B., Archbishop of Rabat, Morocco; Age: 67.3

  • Michael Czerny, S.J., Official of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development; Age: 73.7

  • Plus 3 Non-Voting:

  • Michael Louis Fitzgerald, M. Afr., Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Egypt, Arab Republic of; Age: 82.1

  • Sigitas Tamkevičius, S.J., Archbishop Emeritus of Kaunas, Lithuania; Age: 80.9

  • Eugenio Dal Corso, P.S.D.P., Bishop Emeritus of Benguela, Angola; Age: 80.3

  • Please pray for all of them.

    Lonchyna resigned as Holy Family of London Bishop

    Bishop Hlib (Borys Sviatoslav) Lonchyna, M.S.U. resigned as Bishop of Holy Family of London (Ukrainian).

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