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Other Pontifical Acts, 12.10.2016

The Holy Father has appointed:

- Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, apostolic nuncio in Nigeria, as apostolic nuncio in Belgium.

- Fr. Edminlson Tadeu Canavarros dos Santos, S.D.B., as auxiliary of the archdiocese of Manaus (area 91,361, population 2,211,000, Catholics 1,570,000, priests 173, permanent deacons 40, religious 293), Brazil. The bishop-elect was born in 1967 in Corumbá, Brazil, gave his vows in 1988 and was ordained a priest in 1996. He holds a licentiate in education and has followed postgraduate courses in spiritual accompaniment, sexual ethics and Salesian spirituality. In his priestly ministry he has served in a number of roles including director of the College and Salesian faculty of Lins, the Pius XI Theological Institute in Sao Paulo, sub-inspector of the Salesians of Mato Grosso, and director of the post-novitiate. He is currently director of the religious community of Corumbá, pedagogical director of the Santa Teresa college, director of the faculty and parish vicar of the Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora shrine.