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Thursday, March 12, 2009


VATICAN CITY, 12 MAR 2009 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Fr. Salvador Rangel Mendoza O.F.M., episcopal vicar for the pastoral zone of "Nuestra Senora de la Luz" in the archdiocese of Morelia, Mexico, as bishop of Huejutla (area 6,014, population 530,000, Catholics 502,000, priests 95, religious 63), Mexico. The bishop-elect was born in Tepalcatepec, Mexico in 1946 and ordained a priest in 1974. He succeeds Bishop Salvador Martinez Perez, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
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