National Catholic Register

Vatican

Appointments & Meetings

BY Jim Cosgrove

March 3-9, 2002 Issue | Posted 3/3/02 at 2:00 PM

 

Appointed

Saturday, Feb. 16

E Msgr. Paolo Urso as bishop of Ragusa, Italy, following the resignation Bishop Angelo Rizzo, who reached 75, the age limit.

E Msgr. Carlos Garcia Camader, and Fathers Jose Eguren Anselmi and Adriano Traviglia as auxiliaries of the Archdiocese of Lima, Peru. E Father Santiago Silva Retamales as auxiliary bishop of Valparaiso, Chile.

E Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski as apostolic nuncio in Kazakhstan and Tadjikistan.

E Father Gianfranco Girotti as regent of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature. E Accepted the resignation of Archbishop Ludwig Averkamp of Hamburg, Germany, who reached 75.

Monday, Feb. 18

E Cardinal Jozef Tomko as his special envoy for a plenary council of the Church in Slovenia, scheduled for May 18 in Ljubljana.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

E Msgr. John Fleming as bishop of Killala, Ireland, following the resignation of Bishop Thomas Finnegan, who reached 75.

E Father William Skurla as bishop of the eparchy of Van Nuys of the Ruthenians, California, following the resignation of Bishop Martin Kuzma, who reached 75.

E Father Karel Herbst as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Prague, Czech Republic.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

E Accepted the resignation of Bishop Linus Okok Okwach of the Diocese of Homa Bay, Kenya. E Bishop Jose Maria Liborio Camino Saracho as bishop of Presidente Prudente, Brazil, following the resignation of Bishop Antonio Agostinho Marochi, who reached 75.

E Archbishop Murilo Ramos Krieger as archbishop of Florianopolis, Brazil.

Thursday, Feb. 21

E Father Miguel Delgado Galindo as bureau chief of the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

Cardinal Claudio Hummes of Sao Paulo, Brazil, preached the Lenten spiritual exercises of Pope John Paul II.

Met With

Saturday, Feb. 16

E Two members of the bishops' conference of Argentina on their ad limina visits, which heads of dioceses make every five years to review their diocese with the Pope and Vatican officials.

E Elias Najmeh, ambassador of Syria, on a farewell visit. E Bishop Christo Proykov, apostolic exarch of Sofia for Catholics of the Byzantine-Slavic rite and president of the Bulgarian Episcopal Conference.

E Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

Thursday, Feb. 21

E Bashar Assad, president of Syria.