The bishop currently holding the post in Alicante is retiring.
At a press conference yesterday at the Episcopal Palace in Palma, Bishop Murgui explained that the Bishop of Alicante was retiring voluntarily and that his name had been put forward as a replacement.
Bishop Murgui is in fact originally from Valencia, a region within which the province of Alicante falls.
As yet, said Murgui, there have been no proposals for his own replacement here on Majorca but that it could be a matter of months before a choice is decided.
Murgui was annointed a bishop by Pope John Paul II in 2003.