Vatican City, 12 December 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed:
- Bishop Vicente Jimenez Zamora of Santander, Spain as metropolitan archbishop of Zaragoza (area 13,308, population 931,734, Catholics 887,734, priests 601, religious 1,837), Spain.
- Fr. Adelio Pasqualotto, C.S.I., as apostolic vicar of Napo (area 24,600, population 102,760, Catholics 85,226, priests 26, religious 65), Ecuador. The bishop-elect was born in Novoledo di Villaverla, Italy in 1950, gave his solemn vows in 1973 and was ordained a priest in 1978. He has served in a number of pastoral roles, including vice rector of the community at the St. Pius X Colony at Santa Marinella, Rome; parish priest of the “Opera Sacro Cuore” at Rossano, Cosenza, Italy and director of the local community; parish priest in the Mexican parishes of “San Jorge Martir” in Mexico City, “Santa Isabel de Hungria” in Hermosillo, and “San Jose Obrero” in Aguacalientes; and collaborator in the parishes of Archidona and Loreto in the apostolic vicariate of Napo. He is currently pro-vicar of the apostolic vicariate of San Miguel de Sucumbios.
- Fr. Pietro Bovati, S.J., as secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission.