The Holy Father has elevated to the dignity of Archbishop His Excellency Monsignor José Carlos Melo, C.M., Auxiliary Bishop of San Salvador de Bahia (Brazil), keeping the titular see of Ceramo.
(L'Osservatore Romano, June 3, 1999, p. 1)
The Holy Father has nominated His Excellency Monsignor Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., Apostolic Administrator “sede vacante” of Addis Abeba Ethiopia, as Metropolitan Archbishop of the same Metropolitan Archeparchy.
(L'Osservatore Romano, July 8, 1999, p. 1)
The Holy Father has named as Bishop of Nola (Italy) His Excellency Monsignor Beniamino Depalma, C.M., until now Archbishop of Amalfi-Cava de' Tirreni, keeping the personal title of Archbishop.
(L'Osservatore Romano, July 16, 1999, p. 1)