Vatican City, 25 January 2014 (VIS) – Today, the Holy Father:
- accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Mamfe, Cameroon, presented by Bishop Francis Teke Lysinge, upon having reached the age limit. He is succeeded by Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya, co-adjutor of the same diocese.
- appointed Rev. Antonio Suetta as bishop of Ventimiglia-San Remo (area 715, population 157,150, Catholics 151,500, priests 101, permanent deacons 8, religious 268), Italy. The bishop-elect was born in Loano, Italy in 1962 and was ordained a priest in 1986. He holds a licentiate in theology from the Pontifical Lateran University and a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum "Regina Apostolorum", Rome. He has served in a number of pastoral roles, including vicar and administrator of the parish of Ceslo-Arzeno d'Oneglia, administrator and priest of the parish of Caravonica, priest and provost of Borgo Verezzi, and director of the diocesan Caritas. He was chaplain of the Prison of Imperia, co-founder and president of the social co-operative “Il Cammino”. He taught fundamental theology, ecclesiology and and Mariology in the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences and major seminary. Since 2005 he has held the role of diocesan bursar; and has served as rector of the diocesan seminary of Albenga-Imperia since 2011 and canon of the Cathedral Chapter since 2009. He succeeds Bishop Alberto Maria Careggio, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese upon having reached the age limit was accepted by the Holy Father.
- appointed Professor Vincenzo Buonomo as advisor to Vatican City States. Professor Buomono is office chief of the Pontifical Representation at the United Nations Organisations and Entities for Food and Agriculture – F.A.O., I.F.A.D., and P.A.M., and director of the degree program in law at the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome.