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Tuesday, February 17, 2004


VATICAN CITY, FEB 17, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

- Appointed Archbishop Lawrence Burke, S.J., of Nassau, Bahamas, as metropolitan archbishop of Kingston in Jamaica (area 3,267, population 1,407,000, Catholics 92,000, priests 51, permanent deacons 21, religious 209), Jamaica. He succeeds Archbishop Edgerton Roland Clarke whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the Holy Father accepted upon having reached the age limit.

- Appointed Bishop Patrick Pinder, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Nassau, Bahamas, as metropolitan archbishop of the same archdiocese (area 13,872, population 310.000, Catholics 47,688, priests 28, permanent deacons 14, religious 43).

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