Vatican City, 24 May 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Msgr. Franco Maria Giuseppe Agnesi, Fr. Paolo Martinelli, O.F.M. Cap., and Msgr. Pierantonio Tremolada as auxiliaries of the archdiocese of Milan (area 4,208, population 5,451,090, Catholics 4,970,975, priests 2,783, permanent deacons 131, religious 7,318), Italy.
- Msgr. Franco Maria Giuseppe Agnesi was born in Milan, Italy in 1950 and was ordained a priest in 1974. He has served in a number of pastoral and administrative roles, including vice-rector of the seminary of Saronno, diocesan assistant for the youth sector of Catholic Action, general diocesan assistant for Catholic Action and head of youth pastoral, head of the Federation of Milanese Oratories, pro vicar general and moderator of the Curia for the archdiocese of Milan, president of the Council of Economic Affairs, and president of Caritas Ambrosiana, priest of the parish of San Giovanni Battista in Cesano Boscone and dean of the deanery of Cesano Boscone, provost of Busto Arsizio and dean of the deanery of Busto Arsizio. He is currently episcopal vicar of Zone II (Varese) and member of the Milan Episcopal Council. In 1995 he was named Prelate of Honour of His Holiness.
- Fr. Paolo Martinelli, O.F.M. Cap., was born in Milan, Italy in 1958 and was ordained a priest in 1985. He holds a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, and has served in a number of academic and administrative roles, including: extraordinary professor and subsequently president of the Franciscan Institute of Spirituality at the "Antonianum" Pontifical Athenaeum in Rome” University, consultor of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and consultor for the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops.
- Msgr.Pierantonio Tremolada was born in Lissone, Italy in 1956 and was ordained a priest in 1981. He holds a degree in sacred scriptures from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, and has served in the following academic and pastoral roles: lecturer in theology and the archiepiscopal seminary of Venegono Inferiore, rector responsible for the formation of permanent deacons, and collaborator for the continuing formation of the clergy (young clergy). He is currently episcopal vicar for evangelisation and the sacraments. He was named Prelate of Honour of His Holiness in 2012.