VATICAN CITY, DEC 22, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father:
- Appointed Bishop Jose Luis Mollaghan of San Miguel, Argentina, as metropolitan archbishop of Rosario (area 13,500, population 1,700,000, Catholics 1,501,620, priests 226, permanent deacons 2, religious 268), Argentina. The archbishop-elect was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1946, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1971, and consecrated a bishop in 1993. He succeeds Archbishop Eduardo Vicente Miras, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese, the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
- Appointed Bishop Jorge Eduardo Lozano, auxiliary of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as bishop of Gualeguaychu (area 33,887, population 320,450, Catholics 288,000, priests 69, religious 113), Argentina.
- Appointed Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, as his special envoy to celebrations for the 14th World Day of the Sick, due to be held in Adelaide, Australia on February 11, 2006.
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