Resignation and appointment of metropolitan archbishop of Córdoba, Argentina
The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the metropolitan archdiocese of Córdoba, Argentina, presented by Archbishop Carlos José Ñáñez.
The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Fr. Ángel Sixto Rossi, S.J., until now provincial counsellor in Argentina and Uruguay, as metropolitan archbishop of Córdoba, Argentina.
The Reverend Fr. Ángel Sixto Rossi, S.J., was born on 11 August 1958 in Córdoba. In 1976 he was admitted to the novitiate of the then Argentine province of the Society of Jesus. After his studies in philosophy and theology in Ecuador, on 12 December 1986 he received priestly ordination and on 9 May 1994 he gave his solemn vows. He graduated in spiritual theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
He has held the following offices: rector of the church of El Salvador, founder of the Hogar San José reception centre and the Fundación Manos Abiertas. He has also served as master of novices and superior of the community of the Major Residence of the Society of Jesus in Córdoba.
He has published numerous texts and essays of a spiritual and pastoral nature and has offered the 30 days of Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for many years.
Within the Argentine-Uruguayan Jesuit province he has served as provincial counsellor, coordinator of the itinerant missionary team, and spiritual assistant of the Fundación Manos Abiertas.