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Monday, June 23, 2003


VATICAN CITY, JUN 21, 2003 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

- Appointed Bishop John Ha Tiong Hock, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Kuching, Malaysia as metropolitan archbishop of the same archdiocese (area 19,173, population 1,000,000, Catholics 133,129, priests 18, religious 69). He accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese presented by Bishop Peter Chaung Hoan Ting upon having reached the age limit.

- Appointed Fr. Eduardo Horacio Garcia, spiritual director of the Major Seminary of the archdiocese of Buenos Aires, Argentina as auxiliary of the same archdiocese (area 203, population 2,729,610, Catholics 2,500,000, priests 837, permanent deacons 6, religious 2,363). The bishop-elect was born in Buenos Aires in 1956 and was ordained a priest in 1983.

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