Archbishop ordination set for Mostar

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, will visit Mostar next weekend to ordain Msgr Petar Rajic (pictured) as an Archbishop. Msgr Rajic was recently appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to serve as Apostolic Nuncio to Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar, and as Apostolic Delegate to the Arabian Peninsula.

Cardinal Vinko Puljic and bishop Ratko Perić will act as co-consecrators at the ordination on January 23.

The Archbishop-elect was born in Toronto, Canada in 1959 and ordained a priest in 1987 by bishop Pavao Žanić. His parents are originally from Doljai, the parish of Dracevo, in the diocese of Trebinje-Mrkan.

Msgr Rajic will be given the Titular Episcopal See of Sarsenterum (Croatia)

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