Vatican City, 10 February 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has:
- appointed Rev. Moses Hamungole as bishop of Monze (area 61,160, population 1,682,000, Catholics 302,205, priests 81, religious 166), Zambia. The bishop-elect was born in Kafue, Zambia in 1967 and was ordained a priest in 1994. He holds a licentiate in social communications from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, and a doctorate in social communications from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He has served in the following pastoral and administrative roles: vicar of the “New Kanyama” and “Railway-Chowa” parishes, director of Radio Yatsani and the communications office of the archdiocese of Lusaka, secretary for communications for the AMECEA in Nairobi, Kenya, and president of SIGNIS, Africa. He is currently director of English and Kishwahili programmes for Vatican Radio. He succeeds Bishop Emilio Patriarca, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese, upon having reached the age limit, was accepted by the Holy Father.
- appointed Msgr. Demetrio Jiminez Sanchez-Mariscal, O.S.A., as bishop prelate of the territorial prelature of Cafayate (area 46,847, population 64,572, Catholics 57,352, priests 13, permanent deacons 1, religious 31), Argentina. The bishop-elect was born in Los Carralbos, Spain in 1963, took his perpetual vows in 1986 and was ordained a priest in 1988. He holds a licentiate in philosophy from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome, and a Master's degree in Science of Religions from the Pontifical Comillas University of Madrid, Spain. He has served in a number of pastoral and academic roles, including professor and bursar of the monastery of Santa Maria de la Vid, Burgos, Spain, vicar of the parish of San Manuel y San Benito, Madrid, vicarial secretary of the Agostinian region of San Jose, Argentina, regional vicar of the Agostinian Order in Argentina and Uruguay, priest of San Agustin in Buenos Aires, lecturer in the Tagaste Agostinian centre for theological studies and in the Instituto Teologico Escurialense, affiliated to the Pontifical University of Salamanca, visiting professor in theology of religions and interreligious dialogue in the Centro di Misionologia del Cono Sur Juan Pablo II, co-ordinator general and ordinary professor of the Escuela di Teologia y Ciencias Religiosas of the prelature of Cafayate, adjunct professor of philosophy at the Catholic University of Argentina, and associate professor in the faculty of philosophy at the St. Thomas Aquinas University in Buenos Aires. He currently works in the “Nuesta Senora de la Candelaria” parish and legal representative of the San Agustin college in Catamarca, Cafayate. He succeeds Bishop Mariano Anastasio Moreno Garcia, O.S.A., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same territorial prelature, upon having reached the age limit, was accepted by the Holy Father.
On Saturday, 8 February, the Holy Father:
- appointed Msgr. Fabio Fabene, office head of the Congregation for Bishops, as under-secretary of the Synod of Bishops.
- appointed Rev. John Keenan as bishop of Paisley (area 580, population 372,800, Catholics 88,600, priests 58, permanent deacons 6, religious 37), Scotland. The bishop-elect was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1964 and was ordained a priest in 1995. He holds a “Bachelor of Laws” degree from the University of Glasgow, a licentiate in philosophy and a baccalaureate in theology from the Gregorian Pontifical University. He has served in a number of pastoral roles, including vicar of the parish of “Christ the King” in King's Park, and chaplain of the Holyrood Secondary School in Glasgow. He is currently chaplain of the University of Glasgow, priest of the parish of “St. Patrick's” in Anderston, and director of vocations for the archdiocese of Glasgow.