Vatican City, 29 April 2016 – The Holy Father has appointed:
- Bishop Heinrich Timmerevers of Münster, Germany, as bishop of Dresden – Meissen (area 17,000, population 4,285,000, Catholics 141,651, priests 219, deacons 10, religious 186), Germany.
- Bishop Kenneth David Oswin Richards of Saint John's – Basseterre, Jamaica, as archbishop of Kingston in Jamaica (area 1,262, population 1,455,000, Catholics 58,600, priests 52, deacons 36, religious 326), Jamaica. He succeeds Archbishop Charles Henry Dufour, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese upon reaching the age limit was accepted by the Holy Father.
- Bishop Neil Edward Tiedemann, C.P., of Mandeville, Jamaica, as auxiliary of Brooklyn (area 466, population 4,888,324, Catholics 1,556,575, priests 540, deacons 218, religious 1,034), U.S.A.