Pontifical Acts-4 april

Vatican City, 4 April 2012 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed : - Bishop Oscar Omar Aparicio Cespedes, auxiliary of La Paz, Bolivia, as military ordinary for Bolivia.

- Msgr. Francesco Milito of the clergy of the archdiocese of Rossano-Cariati, episcopal vicar for ecumenism and culture, and director of the archdiocesan historical archives, as bishop of Oppido Mamertina-Palmi (area 930, population 179,603, Catholics 176,250, priests 99, permanent deacons 16, religious 182), Italy. The bishop-elect was born in Rossano, Italy in 1948 and ordained a priest in 1972. Among other things, he has worked as professor and rector in a number of seminaries, official of the Secretariat of State and director of the archdiocesan monthly magazine. He is also author of numerous essays and articles on the ecclesiastical and cultural history of the Italian region of Calabria.

- Msgr. Tulio Luis Ramirez Padilla of the clergy of the archdiocese of Valencia en Venezuela, vicar general, as auxiliary of the archdiocese of Caracas (area 790, population 4,435,000, Catholics 3,781,000, priests 538, permanent deacons 9, religious 1,722), Venezuela. The bishop-elect was born in Caracas in 1960 and ordained a priest in 1984. He studied in Spain and in Rome and has worked in pastoral care in a number of parishes.