The Holy Father has appointed:
- Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., metropolitan of Indianapolis, United States of America, as metropolitan Archbishop of Newark (area 1,328, population 3,157,000, Catholics 1,459,000, priests 730, permanent deacons 162, religious 1,092), United States of America. He succeeds Archbishop John J. Myers, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese was accepted by the Holy Father.
- Msgr. Emmanuel Dassi Youfang as auxiliary of the diocese of Bafoussam (area 13,000, population 1,419,000, Catholics 314,000, priests 149, religious 346), Cameroon. The bishop-elect was born in Baham, Cameroon in 1967 and was ordained in 2001. He studied zoology at the State University in Yaoundé, and holds a licentiate in fundamental theology from the Ecole Cathédrale- Faculté Notre Dame, Paris. He is a member of the Communauté de l’Emmanuel and has served in a number of roles in the diocese of Bafoussam, including parish priest and rector of the Marian shrine. He is currently vicar general and parish priest.