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Tuesday, November 18, 2008


VATICAN CITY, 18 NOV 2008 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Msgr. Barry C. Knestout of the clergy of the archdiocese of Washington, U.S.A., moderator of the Curia and vicar for administration, as auxiliary of the same archdiocese (area 5,447, population 2,647,492, Catholics 582,488, priests 1,000, permanent deacons 182, religious 1,505). The bishop-elect was born in Cheverly, U.S.A. in 1962 and ordained a priest in 1989.
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VATICAN CITY, 18 NOV 2008 (VIS) - The following prelates died in recent weeks:

 - Bishop Jose Bezerra Coutinho, emeritus of Estancia, Brazil, on 7 November at the age of 98.

 - Bishop Sofron Dmyterko O.S.B.M., emeritus of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, on 5 November at the age of 91.

 - Bishop Carmelo Echenagusia Uribe, auxiliary of Bilbao, Spain, on 6 November at the age of 76.

 - Michael Ugwu Eneja, emeritus of Enugu, Nigeria, on 14 November at the age of 89.

 - Bishop Alessandro Maggiolini, emeritus of Como, Italy, on 11 November at the age of 77.

 - Bishop Vladas Michelevicius, former auxiliary of Kaunas, Lithuania, on 12 November at the age of 84.

 - Bishop Marian Kazimierz Zimalek, former auxiliary of Sandomierz, Poland, on 12 November at the age of 77.
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