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Friday, March 7, 2014


Vatican City, 7 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Cristian Contreras Villarroel, auxiliary of the diocese of Santiago de Chile, Chile, as bishop of Melipilla (area 6,217, population 523,700, Catholics 418,700, priests 66, permanent deacons 65, religious 138), Chile. He succeeds Bishop Enrique Troncoso Troncoso, whose resignation upon reaching the age limit was accepted by the Holy Father.

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