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Friday, September 14, 2012


Vatican City,  (VIS) - The Holy Father:

- Appointed Bishop James D. Conley, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Denver, U.S.A., as bishop of Lincoln (area 61,732, population 580,826, Catholics 95,584, priests 147, permanent deacons 3, religious 224), U.S.A. He succeeds Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

- Appointed Bishop Rosolino Bianchetti Boffelli of Zacapa y Santo Cristo de Esquipulas, Guatemala, as bishop of Quiche (area 8,378, population 732,000, Catholics 515,000, priests 33, religious 97), Guatemala.

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