Vatican City, 20 May 2016 – Today the Holy Father appointed:
- Msgr. Francesco Sirufo as archbishop of Acerenza (area 1,259, population 40,595, Catholics 40,368, priests 42, religious 56), Italy. The bishop-elect was born in Castelluccio Inferiore, Italy in 1961 and was ordained a priest in 1986. He holds a doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Lateran University and has served in a number of pastoral roles in the diocese of Tursi-Lagonegro, including deputy priest, parish priest, teacher of Catholic religion in state high schools, teacher of canon law in the diocesan institute of religious sciences, ecclesiastical assistant for the youth sector of Catholic Action, vicar forane, and member of the diocesan pastoral council, presbyteral council and college of consultors. He is currently diocesan administrator, judicial vicar, episcopal vicar for the clergy, and prefect of studies and professor at the interdiocesan major seminary of Basilicata in Potenza.
- Bishop Genadijus Linas Vodopjanovas, O.F.M., auxiliary of Telsiai, Lithuania, as bishop of Panevezys (area 13,000, population 383,000, Catholics 315,000, priests 88, religious 67), Lithuania.