The Vatican announced this morning that Pope Francis has named a new auxiliary bishop for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.
The new auxiliary bishop is Monsignor Peter Baldacchino, who has been serving as chancellor of the Mission of Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean.
Bishop Baldacchino, 53, was born in the European island nation of Malta. He is a graduate of the University of Malta; Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary, Kearney, N.J.; and Seton Hall University. He speaks English, Maltese, Italian, Spanish and Creole.
The Archdiocese of Miami covers Miami-Dade, Monroe and Broward counties. Archbishop Thomas Wenski, who was formerly bishop of the Diocese of Orlando, has been leader of the Miami archdiocese since 2010.