A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Saturday, November 26, 2005

The Maltese Bishop et al

The Holy Father has accepted the retirement of Bishop Nikol J. Cauchi as Bishop of Gozo in Malta and named as his successor Monsignor Mario Grech, 48, a native of the diocese with a Doctorate in Canon Law from the Angelicum in Rome, who has been the diocese's Judicial Vicar while also serving in various diocesan and pastoral positions.

The Holy Father has also shifted two Spanish bishops, naming the Bishop of Albacete, Francisco Cases Andreu, 61, as the new Bishop of the Canary Islands and the Bishop of Palencia, Rafael Palmero Ramos, 69, as the new bishop of Orihuela-Alicante, accepting the retirement of the current bishops in those sees. The Holy Father has also named as the new bishop of Farafangana, Madagascar, Father Benjamin Marc Ramaroson, C.M., 50.