Pope’s appointments in the Philippines, Laos

Posted February 2, 2017 10:50 am by Editor

Pope Francis also made two appointments elsewhere in Asia.  In the Philippines, he transferred ‎Bishop ‎Gilbert Garcera of Daet to Lipa Archdiocese as Archbishop.  Bishop Garcera is taking over ‎from ‎Archbishop Ramon Argüelles, who has retired.  ‎

In Laos, the Holy Father appointed Msgr. Louis-Marie Ling ‎Mangkhanekhoun, Vicario ‎Apostolico ‎of ‎Paksé the Apostolic Administrator of the Apostolic Vicariate of Vientianne.  The ‎appointment ‎came ‎after the Vicar Apostolic Jean Khamsé ‎Vithavong of Vientiane retired.

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