OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
VATICAN CITY, 21 DEC 2010 (VIS REPORTS) - The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Pasig, Philippines, presented by Bishop Francisco C. San Diego, upon having reached the age limit.
VATICAN CITY, 21 DEC 2010 (VIS) - The following prelates died in recent weeks:
- Cardinal Michele Giordano, archbishop of Naples, Italy, on 2 December at the age of 80.
- Bishop Michael Bunluen Mansap, emeritus of Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, on 2 December at the age of 81.
- Bishop Bernard Patrick Devlin, emeritus of Gibraltar, on 15 December at the age of 89.
- Bishop Ambrosio Echebarria Arriota, emeritus of Barbastro-Monzon, Spain, on 6 December at the age of 88.
- Bishop Jose dos Santos Garcia S.M.P., emeritus of Pemba, Mozambique,, on 11 December at the age of 97.
- Bishop Raymond Philip Kalisz S.V.D., emeritus of Wewak, Papua New Guinea, on 12 December at the age of 83.
- Bishop Ferenc Keszthelyi O. Cist., emeritus of Vac, Hungary, on 6 December at the age of 82.
- Archbishop-bishop Julio Tavares Rebimbas, emeritus of Porto, Portugal, on 6 December at the age of 88.
- Bishop John Thomas Steinbock of Fresno, U.S.A., on 5 December at the age of 73.
- Bishop George Otto Wirz, former auxiliary of Madison, U.S.A., on 23 November at the age of 81.