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Tuesday, September 11, 2007


VATICAN CITY, SEP 11, 2007 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, presented by Archbishop Pius Alick Ncube, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law.

 - Appointed Bishop Armand Maillard of Laval, France as archbishop of Bourges (area 14,210, population 546,715, Catholics 501,000, priests 139, permanent deacons 17, religious 399), France. The archbishop-elect was born in Offroicourt, France in 1943, he was ordained a priest in 1970 and consecrated a bishop in 1996. He succeeds Archbishop Hubert Barbier, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
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