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Thursday, June 23, 2005


VATICAN CITY, JUN 23, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Bishop Bernard-Nicolas Aubertin O. Cist., of Chartres, France, as metropolitan archbishop of Tours (area 6,158, population 560,413, Catholics 347,456, priests 143, permanent deacons 16, religious 458), France. The archbishop-elect was born in Epinal, France, in 1944, was ordained to the priesthood in 1972 and consecrated a bishop in 1998.
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