31 December 2022

Vacca Ramirez named Villavicencio Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Misael Vacca Ramirez was named Archbishop of Villavicencio, Colombia.

The archdiocese had been vacant since the retirement of Archbishop Oscar Urbina Ortega in April 2022.

Archbishop-designate Vacca Ramirez had been serving as Bishop of Duitama-Sogamoso.

Mascarenhas named Baroda Bishop

Bishop-elect Sebastião Mascarenhas, S.F.X. was named Bishop of Baroda, India.

The diocese had been vacant since the retirement of Bishop Godfrey de Rozario, S.J. in December 2021.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has Died

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger), Pope Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, has died.

He was 95 years old. He had served as Pope for 7 years and as a Cardinal for 27 years. He had also served as a Bishop for 45 years and 71 years as a Priest.

May he rest in peace.

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