VATICAN CITY, APR 6, 2006 (VIS) - The Holy Father:
- Appointed Fr. Dieter Scholz S.J., director of a formation center in Harare, Zimbabwe, as bishop of Chinhoyi (area 56,000, population 1,679,101, Catholics 84,290, priests 28, religious 94), Zimbabwe. The bishop-elect was born in Berlin, Germany in 1938 and ordained a priest in 1969.
- Appointed Fr. John Baptist Lee Keh-mean, rector of the interdiocesan seminary at Hsinchuang, Taiwan, as bishop of Hsinchu (area 4,750, population 3,225,165, Catholics 52,090, priests 102, religious 165), Taiwan. The bishop-elect was born in Tainan Hsein, Taiwan in 1958 and ordained a priest in 1990.
- Appointed Fr. Fernando Chomali Garib, pastor and moderator of the Curia of the archdiocese of Santiago de Chile, Chile, as auxiliary of the same archdiocese (area 9,132, population 5,411,320, Catholics 3,755,456, priests 816, permanent deacons 228, religious 3,344). The bishop-elect was born in Santiago de Chile in 1957 and ordained a priest in 1991.
- Confirmed Bishop Giuseppe Betori as secretary general of the Italian Episcopal Conference for the next five-year period.
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