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Thursday, October 21, 2004


VATICAN CITY, OCT 21, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

- Appointed Fr. Paul S. Coakley of the clergy of Wichita, U.S.A., and vice chancellor and administrator of the Church of the Magdalen, as bishop of Salina (area 69,087, population 325,112, Catholics 48,510, priests 80, religious 219), U.S.A. The bishop-elect was born 1955 in Norfolk, U.S.A. and was ordained a priest in 1983. He succeeds Bishop George K. Fitzsimons whose resignation the Pope accepted upon having reached the age limit.

- Appointed Bishop Joaquin Carmelo Borobia Isasa of Tarazona, Spain as auxiliary bishop of  the archdiocese of Toledo (area 19,333, population 560,576, Catholics 547,821, religious 468, religious 1,305), Spain.

- Appointed Fr. Angel Rubio Castro, delegate for Consecrated Life of the archdiocese of Toledo, Spain, as auxiliary bishop of the same diocese. The bishop-elect was born in Guadalupe, Spain in 1939 and was ordained a priest in 1964.

- Appointed Cardinal Eugenio de Araujo Sales, archbishop emeritus of Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as his special envoy to the celebrations for the centenary of the crowning of the image of "Nossa Senhora do Sameiro" and for the 150th anniversary of the definition of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception. These celebrations will take place in Braga, Portugal on December 8, 2004.
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