Vatican City, 27 February 2013 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father:
- accepted the resignation presented by Auxiliary Bishop Gerard Clifford of the Archdiocese of Armagh, Ireland, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law.
- accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Archdiocese of Liverpool, England, presented by Archbishop Patrick Altham Kelly, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law.
- appointed Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, archbishop of Krakow, as special envoy to the 600th anniversary of the Cathedral Basilica of Kaunas, Lithuania, which will take place on 5 May, 2013.