Pope Francis has announced the new Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Miami. He is Monsignor Peter Baldacchino from the European island nation of Malta.
Baldacchinno says he is excited to begin his new position of assisting Archbishop Thomas Wenski.
"It comes as a surprise to me from the fact that I’m Bishop-elect of the Archdiocese of Miami. I wait to learn what it involves," says Baldacchinno.
Baldacchino has spent the past 15 years serving as chancellor of the Mission of Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean.
The Archdiocese of Miami is using a TV ad to encourage the Catholic faithful to come to confession this weekend as part of the Lenten season.