ASIA/JAPAN - Bishop Joseph Satoshi Fukahori of Takamatsu resigns Bishop Francis Xavier Osamu appointed

Saturday, 15 May 2004

Vatican City (Fides Service) - The Holy Father, Pope John Paul II has, 14 May 2004, accepted the renunciation of the pastoral government of the Diocese of Takamatsu (Japan), presented by Bishop Joseph Satoshi Fukahori, in conformity with the Code of Canon Law al can. 401 § 1.
The Holy Father has appointed, 14 May 2004, Bishop of Takamatsu (Japan), Bishop Francis Xavier Osamu Mizobe, S.D.B., until now Bishop of Sendai. (S.L.) (Agenzia Fides 15/5/2004; Righe 5, Parole 69)