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Thursday, July 22, 2004


VATICAN CITY, JUL 22, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Bishop Bernard Moras of Belgaum, India, as metropolitan archbishop of Bangalore (area 29,850, population 20,186,450, Catholics 361,835, priests 596, religious 5,011), India. He  succeeds Archbishop Ignatius Pinto, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese was accepted upon having reached the age limit.

  Yesterday afternoon it was made public that the Holy Father appointed Archbishop Edmond Farhat, apostolic nuncio in Turkey, as apostolic visitator to the Syro-Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch.
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