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Pope Francis with the Bishops of Chile during their visit to Rome in May. Pope Francis with the Bishops of Chile during their visit to Rome in May.  (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis accepts the resignations of 2 Chilean Bishops

The Holy See's Press Office announces that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of two Chilean Bishops.

Diocese of Rancagua, Chile

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral governance of the diocese of Rancagua, Chile, presented by His Excellency Msgr. Alejandro Goić Karmelić, for reasons of having reached the age limit.

The Holy Father has appointed as Apostolic Administrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the same diocese, Rancagua, Chile, the His Excellency Msgr. Luis Fernando Ramos Pérez, Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Chile.

Diocese of Talca, Chile

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral governance of the diocese of Talca, Chile, presented by His Excellency Msgr. Horacio del Carmen Valenzuela Abarca.

The Holy Father has appointed as Apostolic Administrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the same diocese, Talca, Chile, the His Excellency Msgr. Galo Fernández Villaseca, Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Chile.

28 June 2018, 11:52