Latin America

The Cry of the Earth and the Poor, and not the Ordination of Married Men

“Querida Amazonía” (“The beloved Amazon”) is a dream come true. A dream of many missionaries who hoped that the day would come when this subject would become a serious concern for the Church. 

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Africa - Madagascar

Oblate bishop appointed to a Pontifical Council

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Gerard Tlali LEROTHOLI, OMI, Archbishop of Maseru, Lesotho, as a member of the Vatican-based Pontifical Council for Culture.

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Latin America

Oblate presence at the Special Synod for Amazon 2019

The Holy Father has called them to participate as Synod Fathers from October 6 to 27 in Rome, where this important ecclesial event will take place, bringing together more than 250 people.

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Africa - Madagascar

Fr. Sylvester David, O.M.I. appointed auxiliary bishop of Cape Town, South Africa

The Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Cape Town, South Africa, the Rev. Fr. Sylvester David, O.M.I., currently vicar general of the Archdiocese of Durban, assigning him the titular see of Gunugo.

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Asia - Oceania

Resignation of metropolitan archbishop of Cotabato, Philippines, and appointment of successor – Vatican

Vatican Bulletine 2018/11/06 The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese […]

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Canada - United States

Fr Pierre Olivier Tremblay appointed Auxiliary Bishop – Vatican

On 21 May 2018, the Pope named Reverend Father Pierre Olivier TREMBLAY, O.M.I., as Auxiliary Bishop of […]

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Europe

A new role for Fr. Ryszard Szmydki

On September 28, 2017, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, named former Oblate Assistant General, Fr. Ryszard SZMYDKI, […]

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Africa - Madagascar

Resignation of Bishop Phillip Pöllitzer, OMI

On July 21, 2017, the Holy Father Pope Francis accepted the resignation from pastoral governance of the […]

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Europe

Bishop Eugeniusz Juretzko retires

On April 25, 2017, the Vatican made the following announcement: “The Holy Father Francis has accepted the […]

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Europe

Pope Francis names an Oblate Cardinal

Bishop Sebastian Koto KHOARAI, OMI On 9 October 2016, at the end of a Marian celebration for […]

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Europe

Laotian Martyrs: beatification date has been set

Pope Francis has directed that the beatification ceremony for all 17 Martyrs of Laos (including six Oblates of […]

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Africa - Madagascar

Oblate named bishop in Zambia

Vatican City, 18 June 2016 – The Holy Father appointed Fr. Valentine KALUMBA, O.M.I., as bishop of […]

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