Papa Francesco has cancelled his vacation because, he said, he has work to do. He has already met with his Nuntii, possibly to ask them to submit acceptable names for the episcopate. He is now studying carefully many files and soon many diocesan chairs will be filled.<quoted text> Good question. Actually, the problem seems to be in the Vatican, where things have been slowing down for quite some time. Usually, in the past a diocesan ordinary would be appointed within 4-6 months of a vacancy. Now there are about 200 vacant sees. speculation is that things will perk up in the fall. We'll just have to wait and see.