ASIA/SRI LANKA - Resignation of the Bishop of Mannar and appointment of the Apostolic Administrator

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 14 January 2016 the Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Mannar (Sri Lanka), presented by His Exc. Mgr. Joseph Rayappu, in accordance with can. 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law and appointed His Exc. Mgr. Joseph Kingsley Swampillai, Bishop emeritus of Trincomalee as Apostolic Administrator of the same diocese. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 14/01/2016)