The Holy Father has appointed:
- Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal, apostolic nuncio in Papua New Guinea, as apostolic nuncio in the Solomon Islands.
- Bishop Hugo Norberto Santiago of Santo Tomé, Argentina, as bishop of San Nicolás de los Arroyos (area 14,500, population 464,000, Catholics 427,000, priests 114, permanent deacons 8, religious 103), Argentina. He succeeds Bishop Héctor Sabatino Cardelli, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese was accepted by the Holy Father.
- Bishop David P. Talley, auxiliary of Atlanta, United States of America, as coadjutor of Alexandria (area 27,810, population 383,421, Catholics 36,669, priests 74, permanent deacons 18, religious 40), United States of America.