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Resignations and Appointments, 08.03.2018

Appointment of apostolic nuncio in Georgia

Appointment of members of the pre-Synodal Council of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region

 

Appointment of apostolic nuncio in Georgia

The Pope has appointed as apostolic nuncio in Georgia H.E. Msgr. José Avelino Bettencourt, titular bishop of Cittanova and apostolic nuncio in Armenia.

 

Appointment of members of the pre-Synodal Council of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region

The Holy Father Francis has appointed the Members of the pre-Synodal Council, which will collaborate with the General Secretariat in the preparation of the aforementioned Special Assembly:

 

1. His Eminence Cardinal Cláudio HUMMES, O.F.M., archbishop emeritus of São Paulo (Brazil), President of the Red Eclesial Panamazónica.

2. His Eminence Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah TURKSON, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

3. His Eminence Cardinal Carlos AGUIAR RETES, archbishop of México (Mexico).

4. His Excellency Msgr. Pedro Ricardo BARRETO JIMENO, S.J., archbishop of Huancayo (Peru), Vice President of the Red Eclesial Panamazónica.

5. His Excellency Msgr. Paul Richard GALLAGHER, titular archbishop of Hodelm, Secretary for Relations with States.

6. His Excellency Msgr. Edmundo Ponciano VALENZUELA MELLID, archbishop of Asunción (Paraguay).

7. His Excellency Msgr. Roque PALOSCHI, archbishop of Porto Velho, Rondônia (Brazil).

8. His Excellency Msgr. Oscar Vicente OJEA, bishop of San Isidro, President of the Episcopal Conference (Argentina).

9. His Excellency Msgr. Neri José TONDELLO, bishop of Juína, Mato Grosso (Brazil).

10. His Excellency Msgr. Karel Martinus CHOENNIE, bishop of Paramaribo (Suriname).

11. His Excellency Msgr. Erwin KRÄUTLER, C.PP.S., prelate emeritus of Xingu, Parà (Brazil).

12. His Excellency Msgr. José Ángel DIVASSÓN CILVETI, S.D.B., formerly vicar apostolic of Puerto Ayacucho (Venezuela), titular bishop of Bamaccora.

13. His Excellency Msgr. Rafael COB GARCÍA, vicar apostolic of Puyo, titular bishop of Cerbali (Ecuador).

14. His Excellency Msgr. Eugenio COTER, vicar apostolic of Pando, titular bishop of Tibiuca (Bolivia).

15. His Excellency Msgr. Joaquín Humberto PINZÓN GÜIZA, I.M.C., vicar apostolic of Puerto Leguízamo-Solano, titular bishop of Ottocio (Colombia).

16. His Excellency Msgr. David MARTÍNEZ DE AGUIRRE GUINEA, O.P., vicar apostolic of Puerto Maldonado, titular bishop of Izirzada (Peru).

17. Rev. Sr. María Irene LOPES DOS SANTOS, S.C.M.S.T.B.G., delegate of the Confederación Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Religiosos y Religiosas (CLAR).

18. Mr. Mauricio LÓPEZ, executive secretary of REPAM (Ecuador).