April 7, 2015. Pope Francis has appointed Ernesto José Romero Rivas, O.F.M. to be Vicar Apostolic of Tucupita (Venezuela). The Pope has also appointed Vincent Aind to be Bishop of Bagdogra (India).
Pope Francis welcomed the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres.
The two spoke about the crisis in the Mediterranean. Guterres thanked the Pope for his universal call to save the lives of the people who leave their homeland, in search of a better life.
They also spoke about the situation in Syria. Violence continues within the country, and now some two million people have fled to neighboring countries. Guterres also expressed his concern with European countries that restrict the arrival of Syrian refugees.