World News – US – Pope appoints ex-Bishop of Gozo Mario Grech as first Cardinal of Gozitan


A former bishop of Gozo has been appointed by Pope Francis as new cardinal in what is a first for Gozitan priests

Mario Grech has been chosen alongside 13 other new cardinals and comes after reports he accepted a high-ranking Vatican post last year He will be appointed on November 28

The appointment comes after Grech resigned as secretary general of the Synod of Bishops and resigned from his post as Bishop of Gozo last month

The 62-year-old Grech was appointed head of the Diocese of Gozo in 2005 Pope Francis personally approached Grech for the post and he follows Prospero Grech, who died last December, as the only other Maltese cardinal

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News from the world – United States – Pope appoints former Bishop of Gozo Mario Grech as the very first Gozitan Cardinal



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