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Friday, January 16, 2004


VATICAN CITY, JAN 16, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

- Appointed Bishop Filipe Neri Antonio Sebtastiao do Rosario Ferrao, auxiliary of Goa e Damao, India as archbishop of the same archdiocese (area 4,194, population 1,502,057, Catholics 450,130, priests 619, religious 1,391) in India, with the title of Patriarch "ad honorem" of the West Indies. The archbishop-elect succeeds Archbishop Raul Nicolau Gonsalves, whose resignation to the pastoral care of this archdiocese was accepted by the Holy Father for having reached the age limit.

- Appointed Bishop Daniel DiNardo of Sioux City as coadjutor bishop of the diocese of Galveston-Houston (area 23,257, population 4,704,532, Catholics 974,312, priests 443, religious 760, permanent deacons 300), U.S.A.

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