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Wednesday, June 16, 2010


VATICAN CITY, 16 JUN 2010 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Erected the new diocese of Salgueiro (area 17,931, population 439,418, Catholics 351,534, priests 14, religious 22) Brazil, with territory taken from the dioceses of Petrolina and Floresta, making it a suffragan of the metropolitan church of Olinda e Recife. He appointed Fr. Magnus Henrique Lopes O.F.M. Cap., vicar and bursar of the convent of "Santo Antonio" in Natal, Brazil, as first bishop of the new diocese. The bishop-elect was born in Acu, Brazil in 1965 and ordained a priest in 1996.

 - Appointed Bishop Alessandro Carmelo Ruffinoni C.S., auxiliary of Porto Alegre, Brazil, as coadjutor of Caxias do Sol (area 11,892, population 806,000, Catholics 725,000, priests 196, religious 626), Brazil.
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