Osaka gets new archbishop

The Pope accepted the resignation of Archbishop Leo Jun Ikenaga of Osaka on attaining the retirement age.

Japan
Aug 21 2014, 6:05 PM
Osaka gets new archbishop
Bishop Thomas Aquinas Manyo Maeda

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Thomas Aquinas Manyo Maeda of Hiroshima as the new Archbishop of Osaka in Japan.

The Pope accepted the resignation of Archbishop Leo Jun Ikenaga from the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Osaka, on attaining the retirement age according to Code of Canon Law.

Bishop Thomas Aquinas Manyo Maeda was born on March 3, 1949, in Kami-Goto of Nagasaki Prefecture. He was ordained a priest on March 19, 1975. On May 13, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of Hiroshima. He was ordained Bishop on September 23, 2011.