Bishops coming and going
The Holy Father has also named Father Markus Büchel, 56, to be the new bishop of Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. Bishop-elect Büchel was ordained in 1976 after studying Philisophy and Theology at the University of Fribourg. He is Dean of the Cathedral Chapter of Sankt Gallen.
The Holy Father has also accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Ivan Tilak Jayasundera as Bishop of Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, for reasons other than age.