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Other Pontifical Acts, 09.06.2016

Vatican City, 9 June 2016 – The Holy Father has:

- erected the ordinariate for Oriental Catholic faithful resident in Spain without their own hierarchy, and appointed Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra of Madrid as ordinary for Oriental Catholic faithful resident in Spain.

- appointed Fr. Dariusz Kaluza, M.S.F., as bishop of Goroka (area 7,400, population 510,000, Catholics 15,000, priests 12, religious 22), Papua New Guinea. The bishop-elect was born in Pszczyna, Poland in 1967, gave his religious vows in 1987 and was ordained a priest in 1993. He has served in a number of pastoral roles, including parish vicar in Poland, and as a missionary in Papua New Guinea in the diocese of Mendi, as parish priest, director of the diocesan centre for formation for catechists, vicar general, and diocesan administrator. He is currently vicar pastoral of the archdiocese of Madang.