New Nuncios in Japan, Cuba

And Other Appointments, Including in South Africa

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VATICAN CITY, AUG. 29, 2011 ( Benedict XVI named Archbishop Joseph Chennoth as the apostolic nuncio in Japan and Archbishop Bruno Musarò as the nuncio in Cuba.

Archbishop Chennoth, 67, is a native of India. He has served as nuncio in the Central African Republic, Chad and Tanzania.

Archbishop Bruno Musarò, 63, is a native of Italy. He has served as nuncio in Panama, Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, Mauritius, Guatemala, and most recently in Peru.


In the Diocese of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Bishop Michael Gower Coleman, 72, has resigned and Father James Brendan Deenihan has been named the apostolic administrator.

Archbishop Karl Hesse has resigned from the Archdiocese of Rabaul in Papa New Guinea. He is being succeeded by the coadjutor, Archbishop Francesco Panfilo. 

In Slovakia, Bishop Štefan Sečka has been named the bishop of the Diocese of Spis. He succeeds Bishop František Tondra.

And in Haiti, Bishop Chibly Langlois has been moved from the Diocese of Fort-Liberte to the Diocese of Les Cayes.

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