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Monday, June 1, 2009


VATICAN CITY, 1 JUN 2009 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

- Appointed Bishop Anthony Ademu Adaji M.S.P., auxiliary of Idah, Nigeria, as bishop of the same diocese (area 12,898, population 1,465,000, Catholics 202,069, priests 55, religious 207).

- Accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary of the diocese of Rome, presented by Bishop Enzo Dieci, upon having reached the age limit.

- Appointed Msgr. Guerino Di Tora of the clergy of the diocese of Rome, director of diocesan Caritas, and Msgr. Giuseppe Marciante of the clergy of the diocese of Rome, pastor of the parish of San Romano Martire, as auxiliaries of the diocese or Rome (area 881, population 2,809,000, Catholics 2,473,000, priests 5,936, permanent deacons 110, religious 28,347), respectively for the northern and eastern pastoral sectors. Bishop-elect Di Tora was born in Rome in 1946 and ordained a priest in 1971. Bishop-elect Marciante was born in Catania, Italy in 1951 and ordained a priest in 1980.
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