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Tuesday, July 1, 2003


VATICAN CITY, JUL 1, 2003 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

- Erected the new ecclesiastical province of Palembang, Indonesia, dividing it from the ecclesiastical province of Medan, Indonesia. The new ecclesiastical province will consist of the suffragen dioceses of Pangkal-Pinang and Tanjungkarang.

- Appointed Bishop Aloysius Sudarso, S.C.I., of Palembang, Indonesia, as metropolitan archbishop of the same archdiocese. (area 157,000, population 11,000,000, Catholics 77,000, priests 72, religious 227), Indonesia.

- Appointed Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, O.F.M.Cap., of Palm Beach (U.S.A.), as metropolitan archbishop of Boston (area 6,382, population 3,888,944, Catholics 2,060,225, priests 1,678, permanent deacons 209, religious 3,759,), U.S.A. The archbishop-elect was born in Ohio in 1944 and made his solemn profession of vows as a Capuchin in 1968. He was ordained a priest in 1970 and a bishop in 1984.

- Appointed Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito of Ogdensburg, U.S.A., as bishop of Palm Beach (area 11,510, population 1,599,467, Catholics 246,040, priests 140, permanent deacons 43, religious 182), U.S.A.

- Appointed Bishop Thomas Gerard Wenski, auxiliary of Miami, U.S.A., as coadjutor bishop of Orlando (area 27,900, population 3,360,319, Catholics 353,342, priests 221, permanent deacons 130, religious 195), U.S.A.

- Appointed Msgr. Juan Jose Dorronsoro Allo, canon of the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, as consultor of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life for the section of Secular Institutes.

- Appointed Msgr. Arnaldo Fraccaroli as consultor of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Patrimony of the Church.

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