27 November 2010

Doggale named Juba Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Santo Loku Pio Doggale was named Auxiliary Bishop of Juba, Sudan and titular bishop of Bulna.

Please note that the titular see will likely change as it was previously assigned to Bishop-elect Jan Sobiło last month.

Bunda, Tanzania erected; Nkwande named Bishop

The Diocese of Bunda, Tanzania was erected with territory taken from the Diocese of Musoma and the Archdiocese of Mwanza.

Bishop-elect Renatus Leonard Nkwande was named its first bishop.

23 November 2010

Bishop Wirz died

Bishop George Otto Wirz, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Madison, Wisconsin, USA, has died.

He was 81 years old and had served as a priest for 58 years and as a bishop for 32 years.

May he rest in peace.

Gmür named Basel Bishop

Bishop-elect Felix Gmür was named Bishop of Basel, Switzerland.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Kurt Koch was named President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in July 2010.

22 November 2010

Cardinal Navarrete Cortés Died

Urbano Cardinal Navarrete Cortés, S.J., Priest of the Society of Jesus and Cardinal-Deacon of S. Ponziano, has died.

He was 90 years old and had served as a priest for 58 years and would have celebrated 3 years as a cardinal on Wednesday.

May he rest in peace.

With his death and the recent consistory, there are now 121 Cardinal Electors out of 202 living Cardinals.

Di Mauro named Vigevano Coadjutor

Archbishop-designate Vincenzo Di Mauro was named Coadjutor Bishop of Vigevano, Italy and given the personal title of Archbishop.

Archbishop-designate Di Mauro had been serving as Secretary of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See.

Bonello named Juticalpa Coadjutor

Bishop-elect José Bonello, O.F.M. was named Coadjutor Bishop of Juticalpa, Honduras.

20 November 2010

Yllana named Congo Nuncio

Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana was named Apostolic Nuncio to Congo, Democratic Republic of.

The post had been vacant since Archbishop Giovanni d’Aniello was Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand in September 2010.

Archbishop Yllana had been serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan.

12 November 2010

Pujasumarta named Semarang Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Johannes Maria Trilaksyanta Pujasumarta was named Archbishop of Semarang, Indonesia.

The archdiocese had been vacant since Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo was named Coadjutor Archbishop of Jakarta in July 2009.

Archbishop-designate Pujasumarta had been serving as Bishop of Bandung.

11 November 2010

Daniel named Nashik Bishop

Bishop Lourdes Daniel was named Bishop of Nashik, India.

The diocese had been vacant since Archbishop Felix Anthony Machado was named Bishop of Vasai.

Bishop Daniel had been serving as Bishop of Amravati.

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