Vatican City, 12 July 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has:
- appointed Archbishop Luigi Bianco, as apostolic nuncio in Ethiopia. Archbishop Bianco was previously apostolic nuncio in Honduras.
- appointed Bishop Claudio Maniago, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Florence, Italy, as bishop of Castellaneta (area 1,043, population 128,687, Catholics 125,861, priests 54, permanent deacons 1, religious 41), Italy.
- appointed Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, archbishop of La Habana (Cuba), as his special envoy to the concluding celebration of the 350 th anniversary of the foundation of the parish of Notre Dame-de-Québec, Canada, “mother-church of all the parishes of North America” scheduled for 14 September 2014.
- appointed Rev. Luca Sansalone of the clergy of Rome as judicial vicar of the Tribunal of First Instance for the causes of nullity of marriage for the region of Latium. Rev. Sansalone was previously adjunct judicial vicar at the same Tribunal.