ASIA/JAPAN - Resignation of the Bishop of Saitama and appointment of the Apostolic Administrator

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Holy Father Francis, on 27 July 2013, accepted the resignation from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Saitama (Japan) by His Exc. Mgr. Marcellino Daiji Tani, in accordance with can. 401 § 2 of the Code of Canon Law and appointed His Exc. Mgr. Peter Takeo Okada, Archbishop of Tokyo, Apostolic Administrator "ad nutum vacant et Sanctae Sedis" of the same diocese. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 30/07/2013)