POPE PRESIDES MEETING OF HEADS OF DICASTERY OF ROMAN CURIA
VATICAN CITY, 13 JUN 2011 (VIS) - This morning in the Bologna Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, Benedict XVI presided at a meeting of heads of dicasteries of the Roman Curia. (IMAGE SOURCE: RADIO VATICANA)
VATICAN CITY, 13 JUN 2011 (VIS) - The Holy Father:
- Appointed Fr. Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda, secretary general of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan, as bishop of Hiroshima (area 31,818, population 7,601,000, Catholics 20,334, priests 73, religious 213), Japan. The bishop-elect was born in Tsuwasaki, Japan in 1949 and ordained a priest in 1975. He succeeds Bishop Joseph Atsumi Misue, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
- Appointed Fr. Andrew Peter Wypych of the clergy of the archdiocese of Chicago, U.S.A., pastor of the parish of St. Francis Borgia, and Fr. Alberto Rojas, also of the clergy of the archdiocese of Chicago, pastor of the parish of the Good Shepherd, as auxiliaries of the same archdiocese (area 3,654, population 6,111,000, Catholics 2,383,000, priests 1,692, permanent deacons 643, religious 3,128). Bishop-elect Wypych was born in Kazimierza, Poland in 1954 and ordained a priest in 1979. Bishop-elect Rojas was born in El Zapote de la Labor, Mexico in 1965 and ordained a priest in 1997.
On Saturday 11 June it was made public that the Holy Father accepted:
- The resignation from the office of auxiliary of the patriarchal eparchy of Beirut of the Armenians, Lebanon, presented by Bishop Vartan Achkarian, C.A.M., in accordance with canon 201 para. 1 of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches.
- The resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Kayes, Mali, presented by Bishop Joseph Dao, upon having reached the age limit.