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Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Vatican City, 9 October 2013 (VIS) - Today, the Holy Father elevated the territorial prelature of Coari (area 135,442, population 216,000, Catholics 182,700, priests 15, religious 20), Brazil, to the rank of diocese, with the same territorial configuration and name as before. He appointed Bishop Marek Marian Piatek, C.SS.R., as first bishop of the new diocese. Bishop Piatek, previously bishop prelate, was born in Tuchow, Poland in 1954, was ordained to the priesthood in 1980, and received episcopal ordination in 2011.

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