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Thursday, July 19, 2007


VATICAN CITY, JUL 19, 2007 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Appointed Bishop Luciano Monari of Piacenza-Bobbio, Italy, as bishop of Brescia (area 4,538, population 1,094,686, Catholics 959,680, priests 1,059, permanent deacons 35, religious 2,471), Italy. He succeeds Bishop Giulio Sanguineti, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

 - Appointed Bishop Robert Rivas O.P. of Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as coadjutor archbishop of Castries (area 616, population 157,775, Catholics 100,243, priests 31, permanent deacons 13, religious 74), St. Lucia. The archbishop-elect was born in Arima, Trinidad, in 1946, he was ordained a priest in 1971 and consecrated a bishop in 1990.
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