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Resignations and Appointments, 03.05.2019

Resignation of bishop of Lamezia-Terme, Italy, and appointment of successor

The Holy Father Francis has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Lamezia-Terme, Italy, presented by H.E. Msgr. Luigi Antonio Cantafora.

The Pope has appointed as bishop of Lamezia-Terme, Italy, Msgr. Giuseppe Schillaci, of the clergy of the archdiocese of Catania, currently rector of the archiepiscopal seminary of Catania.

The bishop-elect was born in 1958 in Adrano, in the province and archdiocese of Catania. He holds a degree in philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University.

He received priestly ordination on 4 July 1987 and was incardinated in the archdiocese of Catania. He has since held a number of pastoral roles, including: deputy priest and parish priest in Adrano; vice-rector of the seminary; spiritual father in the seminary; episcopal vicar for culture; and deputy head of the Theological Studium of Catania. In 2006 he was named Chaplain of His Holiness.

Since 2008 he has served as rector of the archiepiscopal seminary of Catania.