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Tuesday, December 9, 2008


VATICAN CITY, 9 DEC 2008 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, archbishop of Toledo, Spain, as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. He succeeds Cardinal Francis Arinze, whose resignation from the same office the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

  On Saturday 6 December it was made public that he appointed Fr. Ulrich Boom of the clergy of the diocese of Wurzburg, Germany, pastor at Miltenberg, as auxiliary of Wurzburg (area 8,531, population 1,341,481, Catholics 854,106, priests 762, permanent deacons 55, religious 1,422). The bishop-elect was born in Alsstatte, Germany in 1947 and ordained a priest in 1984.
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