Vatican City, 23 July 2013 (VIS) – Today, the Holy Father:
- appointed Bishop Luis Armando Tineo Rivera as bishop of Carora (area 11,708, population 298,000, Catholics 288,000, priests 34, permanent deacons 2, religious 42), Venezuela. Bishop Tineo Rivera, previously auxiliary of Caracas, Venezuela, was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1948, was ordained to the priesthood in 1980, and received episcopal ordination in 2007.
- appointed Msgr. Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta as bishop of Oran (area 55,000, population 360,000, Catholics 285,000, priests 35, permanent deacons 3, religious 80), Argentina. The bishop-elect was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1964 and was ordained a priest in 1991. He was subsequently appointed secretary for the Commission for the Ministers of the Argentine Episcopal Conference, and has served in a number of pastoral roles, including priest in the parish of San Francisco de Asis, parish administrator in N.S. del Puente, Berazategui, director of the pre-seminary, secretary to the bishop emeritus of Quilmes, professor in the Profesorado de Ciencias Sagradas and in the seminary of Quilmes, and chancellor of the Movimiento Familiar Cristiano. He obtained a licentiate in fundamental theology from the Gregorian Pontifical University in 2000 and is currently executive under-secretary of the Argentine Episcopal Conference.