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Wednesday, January 19, 2011


VATICAN CITY, 19 JAN 2011 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Pecs, Hungary, presented by Bishop Mihaly Mayer, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law, appointing Bishop Andras Veres of Szombathely, Hungary, as apostolic administrator of that ecclesiastical circumscription.

 - Appointed Fr. Luiz Gonzaga Fechio of the clergy of the diocese of Sao Carlos, Brazil, pastor of the parish of "Santos Anjos", as auxiliary of the archdiocese of Belo Horizonte (area 7,240, population 4,717,968, Catholics 3,302,578, priests 542, religious 2,106), Brazil. The bishop-elect was born in Matao, Brazil in 1965 and ordained a priest in 1990.

 - Appointed Cardinal Attilio Nicora, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA), also as president of the administrative council of the newly-established Financial Information Authority.

 - Appointed as members of the administrative council of the Financial Information Authority: Claudio Bianchi, former professor of accounting at Rome's "La Sapienza" University: Marcello Condemi, associate professor of economic law at Rome's G. Marconi University; Giuseppe Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, rector of Rome's LUMSA University, and Cesare Testa, former president of the Central Institute for the Sustenance of the Clergy.
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