November 30, 1988 |
Pope John Paul II has accepted the resignation of Bishop Thomas Larkin of St. Petersburg, Fla., Apostolic Pro-Nuncio Pio Laghi said Tuesday.
June 28, 1985 |
Pope John Paul II has accepted the resignation of Bishop George Hammes, 73, bishop of Superior, Wis., since 1960, Archbishop Pio Laghi, apostolic pro-nuncio, announced Thursday. No reason was given for the resignation. Hammes will be succeeded by Bishop Raphael Fliss, who has served the Superior diocese since 1979 as coadjutor bishop.
June 14, 1990 |
Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, a veteran Vatican diplomat, has been named papal envoy to the United States, the Vatican announced. Pope John Paul II appointed the 63-year-old Italian to succeed Archbishop Pio Laghi, 68, recently transferred to Rome to head the Congregation for Catholic Education. Cacciavillan has been serving as envoy to India and Nepal. One of the tasks of a nuncio is to advise the Pope on the appointment of bishops.
April 13, 1989 |
Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen said Wednesday that both he and the Vatican are satisfied with the results of a five-year Vatican review of his enforcement of church doctrine in areas such as homosexuality, annulment and birth control. "Over the time span we have certainly taken a long, hard look at ourselves and we have communicated it back to the people who asked the questions in the first place," Hunthausen said at a news conference. "I'm saying there's satisfaction on all levels that this has been done conscientiously and done well," the Seattle archbishop said.
February 10, 1987 |
The Vatican, which upset some American bishops when it disciplined Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen last year, has asked three of the nation's most influential Roman Catholic churchmen to take a new look at the situation. In a brief statement issued through the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Pope John Paul II's representative to the United States said Monday that two cardinals, Joseph L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1987 |
Pope John Paul II has added two leading U.S. Catholic bishops to the already-elected four-member delegation that will attend October's Synod on the Laity in Rome, Archbishop Pio Laghi has announced. The Pope named Archbishop Roger Mahony of Los Angeles and Bishop Anthony Bevilacqua of Pittsburgh as his choices for addition to the U.S. delegation elected by colleagues in November, said Laghi, the Vatican's ambassador to the United States. The four elected delegates are Archbishop John May of St.