New encyclical and appointments

Someone just reminded me that Spe Salvi, the Holy Father's new encyclical on Christian hope was published today. So that's my lunchtime reading settled, then.

The Vatican does seem to be unusually busy. Today's Bollettino has six new appointments:

Rev Alfonso Carrasco Rouco, from the Mondoñedo-Ferrol diocese, currently professor of dogmatic theology a the theological faculty "San Dámaso" in Madrid has been appointed Bishop of Lugo in Spain, following the resignation Bishop José Higinio Gómez González OFM

Fr John Corriveau, O.F.M. Cap., until recently Minister General of the Capuchins, has been appointed bishop of Nelson (Canada), following the resignation of Bishop Eugene Jerome Cooney.

Bishop Óscar Urbina Ortega, formerly bishop of Cúcuta (Colombia), has been appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Villavicencio (Colombia).

Mgr Vittorio Lupi, Vicar-General of the diocese of Ventimiglia–Sanremo, has been appointed bishop of Savona–Noli (Italia)

Bishop Reinhard Marx, formerly Vescovo of Trier, has been appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Munich and Freising in Germany. This was a post once occupied by Joseph Ratzinger.

Mgr Paul Tighe, director of the Diocesan Office for Public Affairs of the Archdiocese of Dublin has been appointed Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

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