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Resignations and Appointments, 25.03.2017

Resignation of bishop of Kaposvár, Hungary, and appointment of successor

Appointment of apostolic nuncio in Chad

 

Resignation of bishop of Kaposvár, Hungary, and appointment of successor

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the office of bishop of Kaposvár, Hungary, presented by His Excellency Msgr. Béla Balás.

The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of Kaposvár, Hungary, the Rev. Msgr. László Varga, of the clergy of the same diocese. Msgr. Varga is currently vicar general and pastor of the parish of Saint Emeric a Kaposvár.

Rev. Msgr. László Varga

Rev. Msgr. László Varga was born in 17 August 1956 in Tapolca (archdiocese of Veszprém). He carried out his philosophical and theological studies first in the seminary of Szeged, and then at the Academy of Theology in Budapest. He was ordained a priest on 17 April 1982 in Tapolca, and incardinated in the diocese of Veszprém. Subsequently, in 1993, he passed to the new diocese of Kaposvár. He has published various books of a spiritual nature.

After priestly ordination he held the following offices: vicar in the parish of Várpalota (1982-1987) and parish priest of Somogysámson (1987-1993).

He is currently pastor of the parish of Saint Emeric of Kaposvár (since 1993), chancellor of the diocesan curia (since 2009), and vicar general of the diocese of Kaposvár (since 2013).

 

Appointment of apostolic nuncio in Chad

The Holy Father has appointed His Excellency Msgr. Santiago De Wit Guzmán, titular archbishop of Gabala and apostolic nuncio in the Central African Republic, as apostolic nuncio in Chad.