25 February 2020

Gallaro named Oriental Churches Secretary

Giorgio Demetrio Gallaro was named Secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches and given the personal title of archbishop.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Cyril Vasil’, S.J. was named Apostolic Administrator of Košice (Slovakian), Slovakia in January 2020.

Archbishop Gallaro had been serving as Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi (Italo-Albanese), Italy.

19 February 2020

Kėvalas named Kaunas Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Kęstutis Kėvalas was named Archbishop of Kaunas, Lithuania.

The archdiocese had been vacant since the resignation of Archbishop Lionginas Virbalas, S.J. in March 2019.

Archbishop-designate Kėvalas had been serving as Bishop of Telšiai (-Klaipeda).

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