Vatican City, Dec 7, 2017 / 10:37 am
Pope Francis on Thursday named the next archbishops of two major metropolitan sees – Archbishop Michel Aupetit to Paris and Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes to Mexico City, the world's largest diocese.
The appointments were announced in a press release from the Vatican Dec. 7. Both prelates are replacing bishops who have retired upon reaching the age of 75, the normal retirement age for clergy.
Cardinal Aguiar, 67, has held top roles in both the Mexican bishops' conference and the Latin American bishops' conference and is a member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.
Cardinal Aguiar has been archbishop of Tlalnepantla, Mexico since 2009. He replaces Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, whose retirement was accepted by Pope Francis after reaching the age of 75.