Vatican Information Service
Monday, December 30, 2013
Vatican City, 30 December 2013 (VIS) – A letter was published today, dated 28 December, by which the Holy Father Francis appointed Bishop Nunzio Galantino of Cassano all’Jonio, Italy, as secretary general “ad interim” of the Italian Episcopal Conference.
In relation to this appointment, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., director of the Holy See Press Office, published the following communique:
“The appointment of the new secretary general of the Italian Episcopal Conference has become urgent to the ordinary functioning of the General Secretariat, and for a series of duties that require his presence.
The appointment is on an ‘ad interim’ basis: Bishop Galantino will have all the faculties of the secretary general, but the duration of his mandate has not yet been established.
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