At the same time, Pope Francis appointed Monsignor Koru Tito as the new Bishop of Tarawa and Nauru.
He currently serves as the Vicar General of the same Diocese.
Tarawa and Nauru Diocese lies in the central Pacific Ocean nation of Kiribati.
Bishop-elect Tito was born on 30 September 1960 in Tabiteuea, Kiribati.
He received a Diploma in Education at the University of the South Pacific of Fiji (1977-1979). He completed his philosophical and theological studies at the Pacific Regional Seminary of Fiji (1981-1985).