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Wednesday, February 16, 2005


VATICAN CITY, FEB 16, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed:

- Bishop Jaime Vieira Rocha of Caico, Brazil, as bishop of Campina Grande (area 20,051, population 830,118, Catholics 720,000, priests 55, permanent deacons 2, religious 173), Brazil.

- Fr. Edson de Castro Homem, pastor of the parishes of "Nossa Senhora da Luz," "Nossa Senhora de Fatima" and "Sao Lourenco", as auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro (area 1,261, population 5,857,904, Catholics 4,059,527, priests 582, permanent deacons 34, religious 1,575), Brazil. The bishop-elect was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1949 and ordained a priest in 1977.
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