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Friday, December 13, 2013


Vatican City, 13 December 2013 (VIS) - Today, the Holy Father:

- appointed Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, apostolic nuncio in Nigeria, as permanent observer at the Economic Community of the Western African States (ECOWAS / CEDEAO).

- appointed Bishop Jose Francisco Gonzalez Gonzalez as bishop of Campeche (area 55,858, population 802,000, Catholics 647,000, priests 108, permanent deacons 3, religious 217), Mexico. Bishop Gonzalez Gonzalez, previously auxiliary of Guadalajara, Mexico, was born in Yahualica, Mexico in 1966, was ordained to the priesthood in 1995, and received episcopal ordination in 2008.

- accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, presented by Bishop Murphy Nicholas Xavier Pakiam, upon having reached the age limit.

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