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Tuesday, December 23, 2008


VATICAN CITY, 23 DEC 2008 (VIS) - Today the Holy Father appointed Fr. Laszlo Bocskei, Vicar General of Tomisoara, Romania, as Bishop of Oradea Mare, Gran Varadino, Nagyvarad of the Latin Rite (area 12,152, population 1,012,000, Catholics 106,700, priests 69, religious 63), Romania. The bishop-elect was born in Gataia, Romania in 1965 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1990. He succeeds Bishop Jozsef Tempfli whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
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