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Friday, November 4, 2005


VATICAN CITY, NOV 4, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Bishop Tommaso Valentinetti of Termoli-Larino, Italy, as archbishop of Pescara-Penne (area 1,600, population 298,000, Catholics 292,000, priests 197, permanent deacons 16, religious 470), Italy. The archbishop-elect was born in Ortona, Italy in 1952, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1977 and consecrated a bishop in 2000. He succeeds Archbishop Francesco Cuccarese, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
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