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Monday, November 25, 2013


Vatican City, 25 November 2013 (VIS) – Today, the Holy Father:

Accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary of the archdiocese of Eger, Hungary, presented by Archbishop Istvan Katona, upon having reached the age limit.

On Saturday, 23 November, the Holy Father:

- appointed Fr. Medardo de Jesus Henao del Rio, M.X.Y., as apostolic vicar of Mitu (area 54,000, population 40,000, Catholics 37,000, priests 5, religious 16), Colombia. The bishop-elect was born in Liborina, Colombia in 1967 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1999. He holds a licentiate in theology from the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogota, and has served in a number of pastoral and administrative roles, including missionary, chancellor and co-ordinator of education in the apostolic vicariate of Mitu; and deputy master of novices. He is currently master of novices.

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