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Other Pontifical Acts, 16.06.2016

Vatican City, 16 June 2016 – The Holy Father has appointed:

- Bishop Francisco Moreno Barrón of Tlaxcala, Mexico, as archbishop of Tijuana (area 3,821, population 2,389,000, Catholics 2,269,000, priests 226, permanent deacons 10, religious 586), Mexico. He succeeds Archbishop Rafael Romo Muñoz, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese upon reaching the age limit was accepted by the Holy Father.

- Fr. Emmanuel Gobilliard as auxiliary of the archdiocese of Lyon (area 5,087, population 1,960,898, Catholics 1,255,000, priests 546, permanent deacons 68, religious 1,817), France. The bishop-elect was born in Saumur, France in 1968 and was ordained a priest in 1997. He holds a degree in moral theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute of the Lateran University, and has served in a number of pastoral roles including diocesan head of student chaplaincy, diocesan co-ordinator of youth pastoral ministry, member of the Episcopal Council, and missionary in Madagascar as teacher in the interdiocesan seminary of Fianaransoa. He is currently rector of the Cathedral of Le Puy-en-Velay.