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Resignations and Appointments, 20.06.2023

Resignation and appointment of bishop of Pozzuoli and Ischia, Italy, in union in persona Episcopi of the dioceses

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the dioceses of Pozzuoli and Ischia, Italy, presented by Bishop Gennaro Pascarella.

The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Carlo Villano as bishop of the dioceses of Pozzuoli and Ischia, again uniting them in persona Episcopi, transferring him from the titular see of Sorres and the office of auxiliary bishop of Pozzuoli.

Curriculum vitae

Bishop Carlo Villano was born on 25 August 1969 in Aversa, Caserta, in the diocese of the same name. After carrying out his studies in philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Interregional Posillipo Seminary of Campania, he was ordained a priest on 29 June 1995 for the same diocese.

He was awarded a licentiate in moral theology from the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy – “San Luigi” Section of Naples, a degree in philosophy from Federico II University of Naples, and a doctorate in moral theology from the Alphonsian Academy of Rome.

He has held the following offices: parish priest of San Michele Arcangelo, Aversa (1996-1999), of San Luca Evangelista, Varcaturo (1999-2013), of Santi Filippo e Giacomo, Aversa (2013-2021); chaplain of UNITALSI; member of the Presbyteral Council and the College of Consultors; episcopal vicar for the pastoral, charity and society of men sector; lecturer and director of the “San Paolo” Higher Institute of Religious Sciences of Aversa; director of the diocesan Office for Social Communications; and Regional and National Assistant of AGESCI.

On 3 July 2021 he was elected titular bishop of Sorres and auxiliary of Pozzuoli, receiving episcopal consecration the following 19 September.

Within the Episcopal Conference of Campania, he is bishop delegate for youth pastoral care.