- PRESS -
HAS ELECTED BISHOP ARIEL S. LEVI of GUALDO
BY APPOINTING HIM SECRETARY OF THE COMMISSION
Elected to the titular bishop of Laodicea Combusta Father Ariel was appointed secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei. It happens in this assignment to S.It is. Rev.ma Mons. Guido Pozzo, Titular Archbishop of Bagnoregio, entering the diplomatic service of the Holy See.
the Island of Patmos, 1° April 2015 – St. Hugh of Grenoble
The Editor of 'Patmos Island is pleased to announce that the Rev. Stefano Levi Ariel Gualdo was appointed by the Supreme Pontiff Secretary of the Commission Ecclesia Dei [see WHO]. It happens in this assignment to S.It is. Rev.ma Mons. Guido Pozzo, Titular Archbishop of Bagnoregio.
In his private meeting took place at the House of Santa Marta at the beginning of March, the priest tried to affix a humble refusal stating that they felt not up to the task, But it seems - to reports the direct question - that the Holy Father would have replicated: "If as you say you are not up to, it will mean that you will add or take away anything from what until now has not been possible to complete '.
The Supreme Pontiff has then promoted to the episcopal dignity and elected to the titular see of Laodicea Combusta, already a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Antioch [historical notes WHO, WHO].
S. AND. Rev.ma Mons. Guido Pozzo instead enter the diplomatic service of the Holy See with the delicate task of setting up the new apostolic nuncio in the Republic of Nauru, in Oceania Micronesia [see WHO, WHO].
We will communicate to our readers as soon as the date and the place where he will receive episcopal consecration, as that of canonical practice will take place within three months of the appointment.
We thank the competent ecclesiastical authority for having granted permission to write with a few hours in advance that this news will be made official in the coming hours by the Holy See.
Ed. Those who are promoted bishops must hold a seat because the episcopate is tied to a particular Church. The bishops are not responsible for the governance of a diocese but named as such to hold various offices within the Roman Curia, the diplomatic service of the Holy See, or why assigned as auxiliary bishops for a diocese, must always hold a seat, in this case proceed to assign the locations holders of the diocese of which remained the only existing title [see WHO].
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