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Erection of the territorial prelature of Sicuani, Peru, and appointment of first bishop

The Holy Father has erected in diocese the territorial prelature of Sicuani. Peru, and has appointed Bishop Pedro Alberto Bustamante López, until now bishop prelate, as the first bishop.

Curriculum vitae

Bishop Bustamante López was born on January 9. 1965 in Cotaparaco, Recuay, in the diocese of Huaraz (ecclesiastical province of Trujillo, in northern Peru). He attended the San Jerónimo archdiocesan seminary in Arequipa (1986-1992) and was ordained a priest for the same archdiocese on December 7, 1992. After working for three years as parish priest in the parish of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, he attended the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he was awarded a licentiate in dogmatic theology.

After returning to the diocese, he served as parish priest in two other parishes: Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (1998-1999) and Santa Gertrudis (1999-2005). From 2005 to 2013 he was parish priest of the parish of San Agustín – El Sagrario. While carrying out his parish ministry, he also served as pro-vicar general from 1999 to 2006, episcopal vicar from 2007 to 2010, and, from 2011 to 2013, vicar general of the archdiocese of Arequipa.

He was elected bishop prelate of Sicuani on July 10, 2013, and received episcopal ordination the following August 15.

Appointment of apostolic nuncio in Malaysia and in East Timor, and apostolic delegate in Brunei Darussalam

The Holy Father has appointed Archbishop Wojciech Załuski, titular of Diocleziana and until now apostolic nuncio in Burundi, as apostolic nuncio in Malaysia and in East Timor, and apostolic delegate in Brunei Darussalam.

Appointment of vicar apostolic of Gambella, Ethiopia

The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Roberto Bergamaschi, S.D.B., titular of Ambia, and until now vicar apostolic of Awasa, as vicar apostolic of Gambella, Ethiopia.

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