Vatican City, Dec 21, 2007 / 07:57 am
Pope Benedict has appointed Fr. Raymundo Sabio to be the apostolic prefect of the Marshall Islands where he will serve 4,601 Catholics and seven priests.
The former apostolic prefect was Fr. James Gould who resigned from the pastoral care of the same apostolic prefecture the Holy Father accepted, in accordance with canon 401 paragraph 2 of the Code of Canon Law which states that a bishop can resign if unable to perform his duties due to health or serious matters.