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Monday, October 24, 2005


VATICAN CITY, OCT 24, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Cartagena, Colombia, presented by Archbishop Carlos Jose Ruiseco Vieira, in accordance with Canon 401, para. 2, of the Code of Canon Law. He is succeeded by Coadjutor Archbishop Jorge Enrique Jimenez Carvajal C.I.M.

 - Appointed as members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Archbishops William Joseph Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Angelo Comastri, president of the Fabric of St Peter's; and Pier Giacomo De Nicolo, apostolic nuncio.

  On Saturday, October 22, it was made public that he appointed:

 - Fr. Christian Nourrichard of the clergy of the archdiocese of Rouen, France, vicar general, as coadjutor bishop of Evreux (area 5,978, population 541,000, Catholics 390,000, priests 118, permanent deacons 22, religious 375), France. The bishop-elect was born in Notre-Dame-de-Bondeville, France in 1948 and ordained a priest in 1974.

 - Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, archbishop of Lagos, Nigeria, as his special envoy to the National Eucharistic Congress of Ghana, which is due to be held at Kumasi, Ghana, on November 19 - 20.
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