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Franciscan Fr. Samon Shukardin, 53, has been named bishop of Hyderabad, Pakistan. The diocese has a population of some 22.3 million, with just around 47,000 Catholics. They are served by some 30 priests and 90 religious. Samon Shukardin was born in Hyderabad in 1961, making his solemn vows in 1991 and ordained ...read more
Articles from section "Church Appointments"
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Donald Hying, 51, auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee, as bishop of Gary, Indiana, and accepted the resignation of Bishop Dale Melczek, 76, from pastoral …read more
Pope Francis has named Father Chad Zielinski, a priest of the Diocese of Gaylord, Michigan, as the bishop of Fairbanks, Alaska. Bishop-elect Zielinski is currently serving in the Archdiocese …read more
Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, who was serving as the secretary for Relations with States in the Vatican Secretariat of State, has been appointed the prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the …read more
Pope Francis has appointed two auxiliaries for the Archdiocese of Melbourne, who will join two other auxiliaries in assisting 73-year-old Archbishop Denis Hart. Msgr. Terence Curtin and Fr. …read more
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Peter Christensen, 61, of Superior, Wisconsin, as bishop of Boise City, Idaho, and accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael Driscoll, 75, from pastoral …read more