Last article of section "Church Appointments"
Pope Francis appointed Capuchin Fr. Ivica Petanjak as bishop of Krk, Croatia. The diocese has apopulation of some 40,000, and 35,500 of them are Catholic. They are served by about 80 priests and 110 religious. Ivica Petanjak was born in Drenje, Croatia, in 1963, gave his perpetual vows in 1988 and was ordained...read more
Articles from section "Church Appointments"
Pope Francis has named Father Daniel Garcia, a priest of the Diocese of Austin, Texas, as auxiliary bishop of the diocese. Father Garcia, 54, is currently the vicar general of the diocese and …read more
The Vatican announced today that Pope Franciserected the eparchy of Bahir Dar-Dessie, Ethiopia,with territory from the metropolitan archieparchy of Addis Ababa, making it a suffragan of the …read more
The Vatican announced today Pope Francis' approval of thecanonical election by the Synod of Bishops of the Chaldean Church of Rev. Basel Yaldo as auxiliary of the Patriarchate of Babylon of …read more
Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Joseph Hanefeldt, 56, pastor of Christ the King Parish in Omaha, Nebraska, bishop of Grand Island, Nebraska, and accepted the resignation of Bishop William J. …read more
Pope Francis has named a representative for the Holy See to serve at various UN panels. MonsignorJanusz Urbanczyk, nunciature counsellor at the Holy See Permanent Mission at the United …read more