Appointments & Meetings

Appointed

Saturday, Dec. 15

E Bishop Robert Muench as bishop of Baton Rouge, La.

Thursday, Dec. 20

E Archbishop Francisco-Javier Lozano as a member of the administrative council of the Vatican Television Center.

E Bishop Reinhard Marx as bishop of Trier, Germany.

Friday, Dec. 21

E Accepted the resignation of Bishop Elie Amsini Kisawaya of Sakania- Kipushi, Congo.

E Bishop Jean-Pierre Ricard as archbishop of Bordeaux, France.

E Ismar de Oliveira Soares, president of the International Catholic Union of the Press, as a member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

Saturday, Dec. 22

E Father Gilberto Gomez Gonzalez as auxiliary bishop of Abancay, Peru.

Thursday, Dec. 27

E Coadjutor Archbishop Alfred Hughes became archbishop of New Orleans following the resignation of Archbishop Francis Schulte, who reached 75, the age limit.

Friday, Dec. 28

E Msgr. Kevin Farrell and Father Francisco Valer as auxiliary bishops of Washington.

Thursday, Jan. 3

E Coadjutor bishop Alfred Hughes as archbishop of New Orleans following the resignation of Archbishop Francis Schulte, who reached 75.

Met With

Thursday, Dec. 20

E Archbishop Alfio Rapisarda, apostolic nuncio in Brazil.

Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Friday, Dec. 21

E Archbishop Jean-Paul Gobel, apostolic nuncio in Nicaragua.

E Marcello Pera, president of the senate of Italy.

E Cardinal Camillo Ruini, vicar general for the Diocese of Rome and president of the bishops' conference of Italy, with top officials of Italian Catholic Action.

E Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Saturday, Dec. 22

E Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

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

Friday, Dec. 28

E Cardinal Edmund Szoka, president of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State and for the Governorate of Vatican City State.

Thursday, Jan. 3

E Leszek Miller, prime minister of Poland.

E Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud, prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches.

E Cardinal Mario Pompedda, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature.