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Thursday, March 25, 2004


VATICAN CITY, MAR 25, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed:

 - Bishop Jean-Charles Descubes of Agen, France as metropolitan archbishop of Rouen (area 4,228, population 841,287, Catholics 680,000, priests 319), France. The archbishop-elect was born in Tonnay-Charente in 1940 and was ordained a priest in 1965 and a bishop in 1997.

 - Cardinals Jean-Louis Tauran and Attilio Nicora as members of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State.

 - Msgr. Lorenzo Civili, participating apostolic protonotary and auditor emeritus of the Roman Rota, as judicial vicar of the Ecclesiastic Tribunal of Vatican City State. 

 - Msgr. Antonio Nicolai, defender of the bond, as promoter of justice at the Ecclesiastic Tribunal of Vatican City State.

 - Msgr. Georg Schmettermayr of the diocese of Augsburg, Germany as a consultor of the Congregation for Clergy.
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