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Monday, May 3, 2004


VATICAN CITY, MAY 3, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Appointed Bishop Eugene Tremblay, auxiliary of Quebec, Canada, as bishop of Amos (area 128,500, population 99,780, Catholics 93,983, priests 45, religious 133), Canada. He succeeds Bishop Gerard Drainville whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese was accepted in accordance with Canon 401, para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law.

- Appointed Bishop Jose de Queiros Alves, C.SS.R., of Menongue, Angola, as metropolitan archbishop of Huambo (area 29,500, population 1,956,000, Catholics 1,056,000, priests 65, religious 300), Angola. The archbishop-elect was born in Soalhaes, Portugal  in 1941, ordained a priest in 1966 and a bishop in 1986.

 - Appointed Bishop Socrates Buenaventura Villegas, auxiliary of Manila, the Philippines as bishop of Balanga (area 1,373, population 606,000, Catholics 484,800, priests 37, religious 37), the Philippines.

- Appointed Fr. Artur Grzegorz Mizinski of the clergy of the archdiocese of Lublin, Poland, chancellor of the metropolitan curia and docent of Canon Law at the Catholic University of Lublin, as auxiliary of the same archdiocese (area 9,108, population 1,124,414, Catholics 1,093,215, priests 1,267, religious 1,089). Bishop-elect Mizinski was born in 1965 in Opole Lubelskie and was ordained a priest in 1989.
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