Appointment of new Bishop of Muzaffarpur
TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE HIERARCHY
In the light of the Communication received from the Apostolic Nunciature, I wish to inform you that His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Rt. Rev. John Baptist Thakur, SJ, from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Muzaffarpur, according to Canon Law 401 § 1, and has appointed Rev. Fr. Cajetan Francis Osta, of the clergy of Muzaffarpur, as the new Bishop of Muzaffarpur.
His Lordship Rt. Rev. John Baptist Thakur, SJ, will remain as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Muzaffarpur until the day of the canonical taking possession of the new Bishop.
This Ecclesiastical Provision was made public in Rome on Friday, 11th July, 2014, at noon local time, corresponding to 15:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.
Devotedly Yours in Jesus,
Fr. Joseph Chinnayyan
Deputy Secretary General, CBCI