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Wednesday, June 23, 2004


VATICAN CITY, JUN 23, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed:

- Bishop Dario Campos, O.F.M., of Aracuai, Brazil, as bishop of Leopoldina (area 8,491, population 529,154, Catholics 396,865, priests 53, religious 150), Brazil.

- Fr. Jose de Lanza Neto of the clergy of the diocese of Jaboticabal, Brazil and pastor of Senhor Bom Jesus Parish, as auxiliary bishop of archdiocese of Londrina (area 6,594, population 900,000, Catholics 658,800, priests 135, permanent deacons 22, religious 363), Brazil. The bishop-elect was born in Pirangi, Brazil in 1952 and was ordained a priest in 1980.

- Appointed Fr. Fabrizio Capanni, study assistant of the Vatican Secret Archives, as bureau chief of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Patrimony of the Church.
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