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Thursday, July 14, 2005


VATICAN CITY, JUL 14, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Fr. Camillo Ballin M.C.C.I., director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies in Cairo, Egypt, as apostolic vicar of Kuwait (area 17,900, population 2,650,000, Catholics 158,500, priests 10, religious 13). The bishop-elect was born in Fontaniva, Italy in 1944 and ordained a priest in 1969. He succeeds Bishop Francis Micallef O.C.D., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same apostolic vicariate the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
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