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Friday, January 20, 2006


VATICAN CITY, JAN 20, 2006 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Fr. Ivan Tilak Jayasundera of the clergy of the diocese of Kandy, Sri Lanka, professor of liturgy at the major national seminary of Kandy, as bishop of Ratnapura (area 4,968, population 1,787,938, Catholics 19,532, priests 34, religious 70), Sri Lanka. The bishop-elect was born in Kandy in 1959 and ordained a priest in 1985.
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