Other Pontifical Acts – 29 April 2014

Vatican City, 29 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Joseph Anthony Toal of Argyll and the Isles, Scotland, as bishop of Motherwell, (area 1,178, population 703,000, Catholics 164,586, priests 103, permanent deacons 13, religious 75), Scotland.

Other Pontifical Acts – 5 April 2014

Vatican City, 5 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Fr. Bruno Ateba Edo, S.A.C., as bishop of Maroua-Mokolo (area 14,332, population 2,000,000, Catholics 70,000, priests 66, permanent deacons 10, religious 134), Cameroon. The bishop-elect was born in Zoetele, Cameroon in 1964, gave his perpetual vws in 1994 and was ordained a [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 4 April 2014

Vatican City, 4 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Bishop Michel Aupetit, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Paris, as bishop of Nanterre (area 175, population 1,568,000, Catholics 940,000, priests 332, permanent deacons 48, religious 637), France. […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 21 March 2014

Vatican City, 21 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Hamburg, Germany, presented by Archbishop Werner Thissen, upon having reached the age limit. […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 19, 20 March 2014

Vatican City, 20 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Bishop Jose Trinidad Zapata Ortiz of San Andres Tuxtla, Mexico, as bishop of Papantla (area 12,000, population 2,138, Catholics 1,729,000, priests 89, permanent deacons 1, religious 128), Mexico. – appointed Bishop Jose Valmor Cesar Teixeira, S.D.B. of Bom Jesus da Lapa, Brazil, [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 7 March 2014

Vatican City, 7 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Cristian Contreras Villarroel, auxiliary of the diocese of Santiago de Chile, Chile, as bishop of Melipilla (area 6,217, population 523,700, Catholics 418,700, priests 66, permanent deacons 65, religious 138), Chile. He succeeds Bishop Enrique Troncoso Troncoso, whose resignation upon reaching the age [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 6 March 2014

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, [...]

Two deacons ordained for S’pore Church

Deacons Jude David and Terence Kesavan will be ordained to the priesthood on Jan 1.This announcement was made after their ordination to the diaconate by Archbishop William Goh on Nov 28 at the Church of the Holy Spirit.Both deacons are parishioners of the Church of St Francis Xavier. […]

4 to be ordained deacons

Four seminarians will be ordained deacons at St Joseph Church (Bukit Timah) on Jan 25 at 7.30pm.They are Brs Jovita Cyprian Ho, Alphonsus Dominic, Edward Seah and Benedict Chng. They are all Singaporeans.Br Ho, 37, was a non-uniformed regular in the Singapore Armed Forces and a paramedic by vocation before joining the seminary.He was an [...]