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Friday, July 21, 2006


VATICAN CITY, JUL 21, 2006 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed:

 - Bishop Barthelemy Djabla of San Pedro-en-Cote-d'Ivoire, Ivory Coast, as metropolitan archbishop of Gagnoa (area 21,951, population 1,384,046, Catholics 139,617, priests 109, religious 67), Ivory Coast. The archbishop-elect was born in Mahibouo, Ivory Coast in 1936, he was ordained a priest in 1964 and consecrated a bishop in 1990.

 - Bishop Joseph Ake, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, as bishop of Yamoussoukro (area 19,890, population 959,282, Catholics 126,343, priests 51, permanent deacons 2, religious 78), Ivory Coast.
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