Vatican City, 9 February 2016 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed:
- Bishop Miguel Angel Moran Aquino of San Miguel, El Salvador, as bishop of Santa Ana (area 3,463, population 1,533,000, Catholics 985,000, priests 113, religious 104), El Salvador. He succeeds Bishop Romeo Tovar Astorga, O.F.M., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese upon reaching the age limit was accepted by the Holy Father.
- Msgr. Bryan Peter Wells, assessor for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State, as apostolic nuncio in South Africa and Botswana, elevating him at the same time to the dignity of archbishop.
- Natasa Govekar, Slovakia, as director of the Theological-Pastoral Department of the Secretariat for Communication;
- Francesco Masci, Italy, head of the technical area of the Vatican Internet Service, as director of the Technological Directorate of the Secretariat for Communication.