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Other Pontifical Acts, 03.06.2016

Vatican City, 3 June 2016 – The Holy Father has appointed:

- Msgr. Gianmarco Busca as bishop of Mantova (area 2,080, population 376,219, Catholics 325,032, priests 183, permanent deacons 12, religious 273), Italy. The bishop-elect was born in Edolo, Italy in 1965 and ordained a priest in 1991. He holds a degree in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, and has served in a number of roles in the diocese of Brescia, including parish vicar and vice rector of the two-year theology course at the seminary. He is currently teacher of sacramental theology and the Paul VI Theological Study of Brescia, and lecturer in dogmatic theology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and the I.S.S.R., episcopal delegate for forms of consecrated life at the Shalom Community, Palazzolo. He succeeds Bishop Roberto Busti, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese upon reaching the age limit was accepted by the Holy Father.

- Msgr. Tomislav Rogić as bishop of Šibenik (area 3,246, population 108,207, Catholics 90,755, priests 87, religious 135), Croatia. The bishop-elect was born in Senj, Croatia in 1963 and ordained a priest in 1991. He holds a licentiate in biblical theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, and has served in a number of offices, including parish vicar, professor of biblical theology and the major seminary of Rijeka, vicar general, parish priest and dean. He is currently parish priest and dean of Udbina and rector of the National Shrine to Croatian Martyrs at Udbina. He succeeds Bishop Ante Ivas, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese upon reaching the age limit was accepted by the Holy Father.

- Fr. Robert P. Reed and Fr. Mark O'Connell as auxiliaries of the archdiocese of Boston (area 6,386, population 4,147,275, Catholics 1,949,219, priests 1,088, permanent deacons 280, religious 2,039), U.S.A.

Bishop-elect Reed was born in Boston, U.S.A. in 1959, and ordained a priest in 1985. He holds a Bachelor's degree in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, a Master's degree from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, Rome, and a Master's degree in broadcast administration from the University of Boston. He has served in the archdiocese of Boston as parish vicar, member of the Clergy Personnel Board, director of the archdiocesan radio apostolate, pastor of several parishes, and ad interim president of iCatholic Media. He is currently director of "Catholic TV" in Watertown and secretary of the Catholic Media Group/BCTV in Braintree.

Bishop-elect O'Connell was born in Scarborough, Canada in 1964 and ordained a priest in 1990. He holds a licentiate and doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical University of the Sacred Heart. He has served in the archdiocese of Boston as parish vicar, chaplain of the Salem State College, asssistant to the Moderator of the Curia for canonical affairs and adjunct judicial vicar. He is currently professor of canon law at the St. John Seminary, vice chancellor and judicial vicar.