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Wednesday, April 1, 2009


VATICAN CITY, 1 APR 2009 (VIS) - The following prelates died in recent weeks:

 - Bishop Silvio Cesare Bonicelli, emeritus of Parma, Italy on 6 March at the age of 76.

 - Archbishop Luis Mena Arroyo, former auxiliary of Mexico, Mexico, on 3 March at the age of 88.

 - Archbishop Felipe Santiago Benitez Avalos, emeritus of Asuncion, Paraguay on 19 March at the age of 82.

 - Bishop Ramon Mantilla Duarte C.SS.R., emeritus of Ipiales, Colombia on 16 March at the age of 83.

 - Archbishop Paulo Eduardo Andrade Ponte, emeritus of Sao Luis do Maranhao, Brazil on 15 March at the age of 77.

 - Bishop Luis Rojas Mena, emeritus of Culiacan, Mexico on 18 March at the age of 91.

 - Bishop Manuel P. del Rosario, emeritus of Malolos, Philippines on 22 March at the age of 93.

 - Bishop Loras Joseph Watters, emeritus of Winona, U.S.A. on 30 March at the age of 93.
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