The Holy Father nominated Comboni Missionary Fr Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, as titular bishop of Luperciana. Fr Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot was born in Seville, Spain, on 17 June 1952. He took his final religious vows in the Institute of the Comboni Missionaries on 2 May 1980 and was ordained a priest on 20 September of the same year. He worked as a missionary in Egypt and Sudan until 2002. He earned a licentiate in Arabic and Islamic studies from the Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI) in Rome in 1982 and a doctorate in dogmatic theology from the University of Granada, Spain, in the year 2000. Starting in 1989, he was professor of Islamic Studies first in Khartoum, Sudan, and then in Cairo, Egypt, before joining the PISAI, of which he was eventually appointed rector, where he remained until 2012. Fr Miguel has presided over several meetings on interreligious dialogue in Africa, specifically in Egypt, Sudan, Kenya Ethiopia and Mozambique. He has also authored various books and his writings have been published in international journals. On 30 June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Fr Miguel is fluent in Spanish, Arabic, English, French and Italian.