Vatican City, 30 April 2016 – Today, the Holy Father appointed:
- Bishop Adam Szal as archbishop of Przemysl of the Latins (area 9,750, population 780,000, Catholics 746,367, priests 1,329, religious 1,365), Poland. The archbishop-elect was born in Wysoka, Lancut, Poland in 1953. He was ordained a priest in 1979 and consecrated a bishop in 2000, serving as auxiliary of the archdiocese. He succeeds Archbishop Jozef Michalik, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese, upon reaching the age limit, was accepted by the Holy Father.
- Fr. Mandla Siegfried Jwara, C.M.M., as apostolic vicar of Ingwavuma (area 12,309, population 754,315, Catholics 26,730, priests 14, religious 19), South Africa. The bishop-elect was born in St. Nivard, South Africa in 1957. He professed final vows in the Missionary Order of Mariannhill in 1986 and was ordained a priest in 1987. Since then he has served in various capacities, including as: vice-pastor, novitiate master, provincial of the order, member of the order's general council in Rome, and pastor.
- Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt, titular of Ostra, as apostolic nuncio in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.
- In a letter written in Latin and published 9 April, the Holy Father has appointed Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin as papal legate to Lituania's National Conference on Mercy that will be held in Vilnius from 6 to 9 May.
The mission accompanying the cardinal will be composed of Msgr. Kestutis Latoza, pastor of St. Teresa Parish and rector of the Shrine of the Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy in Vilnius and Don Andzej Suskevic, vice-rector of St. Joseph Major Seminary of Vilnius.