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Monday, January 11, 2016

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Vatican City, 9 January 2016 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Msgr. Antonio Augusto de Oliveira Azevedo as auxiliary of the diocese of Porto (area 3,010, population 2,106,000, Catholics 1,906,000, priests 423, permanent deacons 82, religious 892), Portugal. The bishop-elect was born in Sao Pedro de Avioso, Portugal in 1962 and was ordained a priest in 1986. He has served in a number of pastoral roles, including parish vicar, military chaplain, parish priest, parish administrator and diocesan assistant in the pastoral ministry of workers. He is currently rector of the major seminary of Nossa Senhora da Conceidao, diocesan assistant at the Centre for Preparation for Marriage, professor in the faculty of theology of the Catholic University of Porto, judge at the ecclesiastical tribunal and secretary of the presbyteral council.

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