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Monday, January 14, 2013


Vatican City, 12 January 2013 (VIS) – Today, the Holy Father:

- appointed Bishop Julio Parrilla Diaz as bishop of Riobamba (area 7,014, population 517,000, Catholics 405,000, priests 79, permanent deacons 7, religious 218), Ecuador. Bishop Parrilla Diaz, previously bishop of Loja, Ecuador, was born in Orense, Spain in 1946, ordained a priest in 1975, and received episcopal ordination in 2008. In the Ecuadorian Episcopal Conference he currently serves as president of the Caritas Pastoral Social Commission.

- appointed Bishop Daniel Kozelinski Netto as apostolic visitor to the faithful Byzantine Rite Ukrainians resident in Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, and Venezuela. Bishop Kozelinski Netto is also titular of Eminentiana, apostolic administrator of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires of the Ukrainians, Argentina, and auxiliary of the eparchy of Sao Joao Batista em Curitiba of the Ukrainians, Brazil.

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