VATICAN CITY, JUN 19, 2006 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Bishop Mark Benedict Coleridge, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia, as archbishop of Canberra (area 88,000, population 560,000, Catholics 159,000, priests 120, religious 218), Australia. The archbishop-elect was born in Melbourne in 1948, he was ordained a priest in 1974 and consecrated a bishop in 2002. He succeeds Archbishop Francis Patrick Carroll, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese, the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
On Saturday, June 17, it was made public that the Holy Father:
- Appointed Bishop Carlos Enrique Garcia Camader, auxiliary of Lima, Peru, as bishop of Lurin (area 185, population 2,753,000, Catholics 2,340,000, priests 67, permanent deacons 3, religious 259), Peru. He succeeds Bishop Jose Ramon Gurruchaga Ezama S.D.B., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese, the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
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