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Monday, December 18, 2006


VATICAN CITY, DEC 18, 2006 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Bishop Bruno Bertagna, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, as auditor general of the Apostolic Camera.

  On Saturday, December 16, it was made public that he:

 - Appointed Archbishop Thomas Christopher Collins of Edmonton, Canada, as metropolitan archbishop of Toronto (area 13,000, population 5,083,000, Catholics 1,374,000, priests 799, permanent deacons 119, religious 1,206), Canada. He succeeds Cardinal Aloysius Matthew Ambrozic, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese, the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

 - Appointed Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, professor of physics at the Physical Research Laboratory of Ahmedabad, India, as an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
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