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Saturday, April 19, 2008


VATICAN CITY, 19 APR 2008 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Appointed Fr. Edward Hiiboro Kussala, professor of moral theology at St. Paul's Seminary in Khartoum, Sudan, as bishop of Tombura-Yambio (area 81,321, population 671,000, Catholics 316,590, priests 27, religious 32), Sudan. The bishop-elect was born in Source Yuba, Sudan in 1964 and ordained a priest in 1994. He succeeds Bishop Joseph Abangite Gasi, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

 - Appointed Bishop Peter J. Kairo of Nakuru, Kenya, as archbishop of Nyeri (area 7,823, population 178,000, Catholics 71,400, priests 80, religious 287), Kenya. The archbishop-elect was born in Londiani, Kenya in 1941, he was ordained a priest in 1970 and consecrated a bishop in 1983.

 - Appointed Msgr. Hubert Berenbrinker of the clergy of the archdiocese of Paderborn, Germany, canon of the metropolitan chapter, as auxiliary of the same archdiocese (area 14,754, population 4,900,000, Catholics 1,694,853, priests 1,171, permanent deacons 158, religious 2,093). The bishop-elect was born in Verl, Germany in 1950 and ordained a priest in 1977.
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