BERGOGLIO APPOINTS MONS. NAPOLIONI AND SANGUINETI BISHOPS OF CREMONA AND PAVIA The two presuls come from the diocese of Camerino-San Severino Marche and Chiavari

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This morning at 9.30 Pope Francis chaired the meeting between the Heads of dicasteries of the Roman Curia in the Bologna Hall of the Apostolic Palace. Besides, he has appointed two new bishops: Monsignor Antonio Napolioni in the Diocese of Cremona and Monsignor Corrado Sanguineti in the diocese of Pavia. The two bishops who have succeeded the monsignori Lafranconi Dante and Giovanni Giudici, come respectively from the clergy of the diocese of Camerino-San Severino Marche and Chiavari. Monsignor Antonio Napolioni, born on 11 December 1957, is the parish priest of San Severino, bishop since 2010 and episcopal vicar. Ordained a priest on June 25, 1983, he held several positions in the AGESCI, was rector of the Regional Seminar Marche from 1998 to 2010 and director of the Regional Center of Vocations Marche 2006-2010.

He is currently Professor of Pastoral Theology and Catechetics at the Marche Institute in Ancona. He has also taught Pastoral Theology and Catechetics at the Pontifical Institute of Pastoral Care of the Pontifical Lateran University till 2001. Since January 5, 2005 he is chaplain of His Holiness. Monsignor Corrado Sanguineti, hitherto pro-vicar general of the diocese of Chiavari, was born in Milan November 7, 1964 and was ordained a priest on October 30 1988. From 2013 he is the pastor of St. Columban in Vignale and San Martino del Monte (in San Colombano Certenoli), and provost of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Orto; Since 2005 he is director and professor at the Institute of Religious Sciences “Mater Ecclesiae” of Chiavari and teaches Sacred Scripture at the Theological Faculty of Northern Italy – Section Genoa. He has bee chaplain of His Holiness since 2011 as well.

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