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Monday, June 2, 2014


Vatican City, 2 June 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has:

- accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Paramaribo, Suriname, presented by Bishop Wilhelmus de Bekker, upon reaching the age limit. He is succeeded by Fr. Antonius te Dorshorst, O.M.I., as apostolic administrator “sede vacante et at nutum Sanctae Sedis” of the same diocese.

- appointed Fr. Tadeusz Kusy, O.F.M. as coadjutor of the diocese of Kaga-Bandoro (area 95,000, population 251,000, Catholics 91,691, priests 20, religious 20), Central African Republic. The bishop-elect was born in Cieszyn, Poland in 1951 and was ordained a priest in 1974. He holds a licentiate in theology from the Institute of Science and Theology of Religions, Paris, France, and has served in a number of pastoral roles, including: master of novices in Mbujimayi and Lukafu, Democratic Republic of Congo, and priest of the parishes of Obo and Rafai, Central African Republic. He is currently master of postulants and head of formation in the archdiocese of Bangui, head of the diocesan commission for consecrated life, and member of the council of consultors.

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