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Sunday, December 4, 2016
Pope ordains 12 new bishops on Epiphany
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¬†Pope John Paul II ordained 12 new bishops at St Peter's yesterday, following the Vatican tradition on the feast of the Epiphany. During his homily he asked them to "become light to guide the way of nations, weighed down by darkness and confusion." . Four of the new bishops come from Italy. The others are from Iraq, Vietnam, South Korea, Ireland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Benin and Spain. The new bishops are: Bishop Angelo Amato of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco, new secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Bishop Brian Farrell of the Legionaries of Christ, new secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Bishops Paul Tschang In-nam from Korea, Celestino Migliore from Italy, Pierre Nguyen Van Tot from Vietnam, and Pedro Lůpez Quintana from Spain will be papal representatives in Asian and African countries and before the United Nations. The rest of the new bishops will work in their dioceses. These are: Bishops Andraos Abouna, auxiliary of the Patriarchate of Babylon of the Chaldeans in Iraq; Rene Marie Ehuzu of Abimey, Benin; Jan Babjak of the Eparchy of Presov in Slovakia; Milan Sasik, apostolic administrator of the Eparchy of Mukacheve in the Ukraine; Giuseppe Nazzaro, apostolic vicar of Alep of the Latin Church in Syria, and Calogero La Piana of Mazara del Vallo, Italy. Following the Mass, a thousand-strong cavalcade in tradition costumes led by the Three Kings streamed into St Peter's Square to the delight of onlookers. Source: Vatican Information Service
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