Saturday, 13 August 2011 09:13

ARCHBISHOP KARL HESSE MSC

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Resignation of the Archbishop of Rabaul

Friday, 12 August 2011

RABAUL, Papua New Guinea

On August 11, 2011 the Holy Father Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Rabaul (Papua New Guinea), presented by Archbishop Karl Hesse, MSC, in conformity to canon 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law.

 

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Most Reverend Francesco Panfilo (68), SDB, the Coadjutor of the same Archdiocese succeeds Archbishop Hesse.