A difficult one for Vatican diplomats, does anyone know who is the present bishop of the Falklands?
(CWNews.com) - Argentina's government has expressed opposition to the establishment of a new Catholic Diocese of Tierra del Fuego, which would not include the Falkland Islands.
Argentina claims legal sovereignty over the Falklands, an isolated archipelago in the southern Atlantic. But Argentina's assertion of control was defeated by British military force in the brief war of April 1982. In 2002, the Holy See named a British priest, Father Michael McPartland, to head the apostolic prefecture of the Falklands. Nevertheless, the Argentine government objects to the suggested boundaries of the proposed new diocese, which would weaken Argentina's claims on the islands.
There are about 3,000 residents of the Falkland Islands, of whom 300 are Catholics.