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Tuesday, March 2, 2010


VATICAN CITY, 2 MAR 2010 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Appointed Bishop Charles Martin Wamika, auxiliary of Tororo, Uganda, as bishop of Jinja (area 8,917, population 2,914,099, Catholics 681,533, priests 90, religious 342), Uganda. He succeeds Bishop Joseph B. Willigers M.H.M., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

 - Appointed Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, as a member of the Congregation for Bishops.
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