[quote="Yeoman, post:1, topic:444863"]
A friend of mine recently attended the service in which a new Bishop was installed and noted that, at the Mass, an Eastern Catholic Priest was in attendance. That didn't surprise me at all, but when he went on to describe how the letter from Pope Francis was read during the Mass it occurred to me that I know that the Pope appoints Latin Rite Bishops but I don't know who appoints Eastern Rite Bishops.
Again, this is an ignorant question, but who appoints Eastern Rite Bishops?
Seems to me it's not an "ignorant question" at all. :)
Anyway, despite it's Wikipedia provenance, the previous post is quite accurate, the term "sui juris" notwithstanding. :shrug: