Vatican City, 13 February 2016 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed:
- Fr. Jacek Kicinski, C.M.F., as auxiliary of Wroclaw (area 8.850, population 1,199,332, Catholics 1,152,710, priests 892, religious 1,174), Poland. The bishop-elect was born in Turek, Poland in 1968, gave his religious vows in 1993 and was ordained a priest in the same year. He holds a doctorate in spiritual theology from the Catholic University of Lublin and has served in a number of pastoral roles, including head of vocational pastoral ministry for his congregation, superior of the house of formation and prefect for spirituality in Wroclaw, and member of the Council for Consecrated Life and the presbyteral council. He is currently episcopal vicar for religious and professor at the Pontifical University of Theology in Wroclaw.
- Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, formerly apostolic nuncio in the Russian Federation and in Uzbekistan, as Holy See Permanent Observer to the United Nations and Specialist Institutions in Geneva and at the World Trade Organisation.
- Archbishop Peter Bryan Wells, recently appointed apostolic nuncio in South Africa and Botswana, as apostolic nuncio in Lesotho and Namibia.