Vatican City, 6 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has:

- appointed Bishop Andre Marceau of Perpignan, France, as bishop of Nice (area 4,283, population 1,204,000, Catholics 774,000, priests 204, permanent deacons 38, religious 290), France.

- appointed Bishop Antonio Carlos Felix of Lux, Brazil, as bishop of Governador Valadares (area 14,373, population 551,000, Catholics 387,000, priests 77, permanent deacons 10, religious 49), Brazil. He succeeds Bishop Werner Franz Siebenbrock, S.V.D., whose resignation upon reaching the age limit was accepted by the Holy Father.

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