Spain's Nuncio Named to Bishops Congregation

Saskatoon Prelate Moved to Saint-Boniface

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VATICAN CITY, JULY 3, 2009 ( Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Manuel Monteiro de Castro, 71, currently serving as nuncio to Spain, as secretary of the Congregation for Bishops.

A Vatican communiqué announced the appointment today of the prelate who will replace Archbishop Francesco Monterisi, 75, who was himself moved to another position, as archpriest of Rome’s Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

The former archpriest, Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, resigned for reasons of age. His final year in the post, which he held since 2005, was marked by the many celebrations of the Pauline Jubilee.

The Pontiff also appointed Monsignor Giorgio Corbellini, 62, vice secretary-general of the Governor’s Office for Vatican City State, as president of the Central Labor Office of the Holy See, at the same time elevating him to the dignity of bishop.

Bishop Corbellini is replacing Cardinal Francesco Marchisano, who is resigning due to age.


To head Manitoba’s Saint-Boniface Archdiocese, the Holy Father named Bishop Albert LeGatt, 56, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

He succeeds retiring Archbishop Émilius Goulet.

Albert LeGatt was born in Melfort. He was ordained a priest in 1983 and a bishop in 2001.

The Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface has some 119,000 Catholics served by 115 priests, 18 permanent deacons and 356 religious.

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