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Monday, November 17, 2003


VATICAN CITY, NOV 15, 2003 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

- Appointed Fr. Anthony Muheria of the Prelature of Opus Dei as bishop of Embu (area 2,822,489, population 489,737, Catholics 167,983, priests 45, religious 92), Kenya. The bishop-elect was born in 1963 in Kaburugi, Kenya and was ordained a priest in 1993.

- Appointed Msgr. Jose Romeo Orquejo Lazo, member of the Committee for the 'Assist' program of the Episcopal Conference, as bishop of the diocese of Kalibo (area 1,817, population 472,782, Catholics 414,671, priests 52, religious 65), Philippines. The bishop-elect was born in San Jose de Buenavista, Philippines and was ordained a priest in 1975.

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