OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
VATICAN CITY, 16 JUN 2009 (VIS) – The Holy Father:
– Appointed Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don, secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, as archbishop of Colombo (area 3,838, population 5,760,248, Catholics 652,200, priests 497, religious 1,242), Sri Lanka. He succeeds Archbishop Oswald Thomas Colman Gomis, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
– Appointed Fr. Joseph Augustine Di Noia O.P., under secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, as secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, at the same time elevating him to the dignity of archbishop. The archbishop-elect was born in New York, U.S.A. in 1943 and ordained a priest in 1970.