Vatican City, (VIS) -The Holy Father:
- Appointed Bishop Rolando J. Tria Tirona O.C.D., prelate of Infanta, Philippines, as metropolitan archbishop of Caceres (area 3,207, population 1,314,000, Catholics 1,272,000, priests 224, religious 376), Philippines. He succeeds Archbishop Leonardo Z. Legaspi O.P., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
- Appointed Fr. Jojo Anand of the clergy of Simdega, India, diocesan director of the department for evangelisation and formation in the faith, as bishop of Hazaribag (area 21,213, population 5,347,000, Catholics 38,875, priests 108, religious 515), India. The bishop-elect was born in Minjiutgarha-Kutungia, India in 1959 and ordained a priest in 1992. He studied in India and in Rome, and has worked as director of the Faith Formation Team of the archdiocese of Ranchi and as assistant in the cathedral. He succeeds Bishop Charles Soreng S.J., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
- Appointed Archbishop Luigi Travaglino, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations Organisations for Food and Agriculture (FAO, IFAD and WFP), also as apostolic nuncio to the Principality of Monaco.
- Appointed Msgr. Piero Amenta, official of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, as prelate auditor of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota.