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Monday, October 17, 2011


VATICAN CITY, 17 OCT 2011 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Msgr. Drazen Kutlesa, official of the Congregation for Bishops, as coadjutor bishop of the diocese of Porec i Pula (area 2,839, population 218,125, Catholics 185,472, priests 116, permanent deacons 1, religious 83), Croatia. The bishop-elect was born in Tomislavgrad, Bosnia Herzegovina in 1968 and ordained a priest in 1993. Msgr. Kutlesa has worked as parish administrator, professor of canon law and vice chancellor of the diocesan Curia.

On Saturday 15 October it was made public that he appointed Archbishop James Patrick Green, apostolic nuncio to Peru, as apostolic nuncio to South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana.
NEC:NN/ VIS 20111017 (120)

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