OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Resignation of the Bishop of Wewak and appointment of the Apostolic Administrator

Friday, 20 September 2013

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Holy Father Francis, on 20 September 2013, accepted the resignation from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Wewak (Papua New Guinea), by His Exc. Mgr. AnthonyJoseph Burgess, in accordance with can. 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law,and appointed His Exc. Mgr. Stephen Joseph Reichert, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Madang as Apostolic Administrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the Diocese of Wewak. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 20/09/2013)