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Pope appoints new bishops in Korea, the Philippines, the U.S. and Ukraine

May 31, 2016. The Pope has appointed John Bosco Chang-Ho Shin Auxiliary Bishop of Daegu, Korea. Between 1993 and 1998 he studied theology at Romes Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum and Liturgy at the Pontifical Institute of St. Anselm. Jose Elmer Imas Mangalinao has been named auxiliary bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan in the Philippines. He was director of the College of the Immaculate Conception in Cabanatuan City. Pope Francis has also appointed Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Deliman from Philadelphia, USA. He was pastor of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Vitaliy Skomarovskyi has been named Apostolic Administrator of Kyiv-Zhytomyr in the Ukraine, until he is assigned as bishop in that diocese.
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New Custodian of the Holy Land

May 20, 2016. Friar Francesco Patton is the new Custodian of the Holy Land. He succeeds Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who was in office for the last 12 years. Friar Francesco Patton is 52 years old from Vigo Meano (Italy). He graduated in Communication Sciences from the Pontifical Salesian University of Rome and until now was the provincial minister of the Order of Friars Minor in Saint Vigilius of Trent.

Archbishops of Buenos Aires, Québec and Seoul, Korea are made cardinals by Pope Francis

2014-02-22

Pope Francis celebrated his first consistory by creating 19 cardinals. Wearing the red attire that distinguishes cardinals, they knelt before Pope Francis as he blessed them and gave them their traditional red beretta. 

Here is a list of the second group of new Cardinals:

-Gerald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop Quebec, Canada.

-Jean Pierre Kutwa, Archbishop of Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

-Orani Joao Tempesta, Archbishop of Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro.

-Gualtiero Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia, Italy.

-Mario Aurelio Poli, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

-Andrew Yeom Soo Jung, Archbishop of Seoul, Korea.
 

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