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Friday, March 17, 2006


VATICAN CITY, MAR 17, 2006 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Msgr. Heiner Koch of the clergy of the archdiocese of Cologne, Germany, pro-vicar, director of the pastoral office of the archiepiscopal Curia and canon of the metropolitan chapter, as auxiliary of the same archdiocese (area 6,181, population 5,370,000, Catholics 2,196,771, priests 1,316, permanent deacons 292, religious 1,509). The bishop-elect was born in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1954 and ordained a priest in 1980.
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