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Pope Francis named Father Peter Smith, 56, vicar general and moderator of the curia of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon as auxiliary bishop of the same archdiocese. The appointment was publicized in Washington today by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Peter Smith was bo...read more
Articles from section "Church Appointments"
Here is a translation of the full address given by Pope Francis last Thursday to the Congregation for Bishops. * * * The Essential Mission of the Congregation In the celebration of the …read more
Pope Francis today appointed Bishop Donal McKeown, auxiliary bishop of Down and Connor, as bishop of Derry. The See of Derry became vacant on 23 November 2011 with the retirement of Bishop …read more
Pope Francis has named Monsignor Carl Kemme, 53, vicar general of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, as bishop of Wichita, Kansas. He also named Monsignor Peter Baldacchino, 53, a priest …read more
Pope Francis today confirmed Cardinal Leonardo Sandri as prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, and Msgr. Cyril Vasil as secretary of the same dicastery. The Holy Father did …read more
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Howard James Hubbard, 75, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Albany, New York, and named Brooklyn, New York priest, Msgr. …read more