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Tuesday, June 8, 2004


VATICAN CITY, JUN 8,  2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed:

- Msgr. Joseph Robert Cistone, vicar of the diocese of Philadelphia, U.S.A., as auxiliary bishop of same diocese (area 5,652, population 3,861,648, Catholics 1,494,883, priests 1,083, permanent deacons 212, religious 569), U.S.A. The bishop-elect was born in 1949 in Philadelphia and was ordained a priest in 1975.

- Msgr. Joseph Patrick McFadden, pastor of St. Joseph in Downingtown, U.S.A., as auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia, U.S.A. The bishop-elect was born in 1947 in Philadelphia, U.S.A. and was ordained a priest in 1981.

- Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, secretary of Relations with States, as secretary of the Permanent Interdicasterial Commission for the Church in Eastern Europe.

- Members of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences: Fr. Marcel Chappin S.J., professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University; Lamin Sanneh, professor at Yale University, U.S.A. and Johannes Helmrath, professor at Humboldt Universitat in Berlin, Germany.
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