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Thursday, September 25, 2003


VATICAN CITY, SEP 25, 2003 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

- Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Korhogo, Ivory Coast, presented by Archbishop Auguste Nobou, upon having reached the age limit.

- Gave his consent to the canonical election by the Synod of Bishops of the Church of Antioch of the Maronites, who met in Bkerke on June 9-14, of Chorbishop Nabil Hage, protosincellus (vicar general) of the archeparchy of Tyr of the Maronites, to the archbishopric see of Tyr of the Maronites (Catholics 41,000, priests 25, religious 49), Lebanon. The archbishop-elect succeeds Archbishop Maroun Khoury Sader whose resignation the Holy Father accepted in accordance with Canon 210, para. 2, of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches.

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