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Thursday, May 8, 2014


Vatican City, 8 May 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Msgr. Camillo Cibotti, vicar-general of the archdiocese of Chieti-Vasto, as bishop of Isernia-Venafro (area 740, population 63,000, Catholics 62,000, priests 72, permanent deacons 10, religious 68), Italy. The bishop-elect was born in Casalbordino, Italy in 1954 and was ordained a priest in 1978. He has served in a number of pastoral roles, including parish priest in Liscia, spiritual father at the regional seminary, priest at Ripa Teatina, and at the parish of the Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini in Chieti and rector of the Church of San Domenico in Chieti. He has also served as professor of moral theology at the Abruzzo-Molise theological institute, episcopal vicar for the laity and assistant to the diocesan board for the laity. He was named Chaplain of his Holiness in 2005.

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