Vatican City, Feb 12, 2021 / 08:00 am
Pope Francis on Thursday appointed a Catholic bishop serving in a strife-torn diocese in Mozambique to lead a diocese in his native Brazil.
The pope named Bishop Luiz Fernando Lisboa, who has overseen the Diocese of Pemba since 2013, to guide the Diocese of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim in the Southeast Region of Brazil.
The Holy See press office said on Feb. 11 that Pope Francis had given the 65-year-old bishop, who belongs to the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ (Passionists), the title of "Archbishop ad personam."
"Archbishop ad personam" is a rank which the pope confers on certain bishops who are not ordinaries of archdioceses. Thus, the title of archbishop is given to them individually rather than because of the dioceses they govern.