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Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI

Headline: AFRICA/CONGO – Erection of the Ecclesiastical Province of Pointe-Noire, and appointment of first metropolitan Archbishop

Vatican City – On 30 May, the Holy Father erected the Ecclesiastical Province of Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo, at the same time elevating the diocese in question to a metropolitan Church; it will have as suffragan Churches the dioceses of Dolisie and Nkayi, and has appointed Bishop Miguel Ángel Olaverri Arroniz, S.D.B., of Pointe- Noire, as metropolitan archbishop.

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