28 July 2023

Mestre named La Plata Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Gabriel Antonio Mestre was named Archbishop of La Plata, Argentina.

The archdiocese had been vacant since Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández was named Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith in July 2023.

Archbishop-designate Mestre had been serving as Bishop of Mar del Plata.

26 July 2023

Zinkula named Dubuque Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Thomas Robert Zinkula was named Archbishop of Dubuque, Iowa, USA.

The archdiocese had been vacant since the resignation of Archbishop Michael Owen Jackels in April 2023.

Archbishop-designate Zinkula had been serving as Bishop of Davenport.

10 July 2023

Andriantsoavina named Antsirabé Bishop

Bishop Jean Pascal Andriantsoavina was named Bishop of Antsirabé, Madagascar.

The diocese had been vacant since the death of Bishop Philippe Ranaivomanana in September 2022.

Bishop Andriantsoavina has been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Antananarivo.

09 July 2023

New Cardinals!

Today Pope Francis indicated that he intends to create 21 new Cardinals on 30 Septemeber 2023. Here is the list:


Count: 18; Average Age: 63.7

Cardinal-Designates (Non-Voting):

Count: 3; Average Age: 87.9

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