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Thursday, July 15, 2010


VATICAN CITY, 15 JUL 2010 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed:

 - Fr. Johannes Wilhelmus Maria Lisen of the clergy of Roermond, Netherlands, professor of biblical exegesis and theology at the major seminary of Roermond in Rolduc, and a member of the International Theological Commision, and Fr. Robertus Gerardus Leonia Maria Mutsaerts of the clergy of 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, pastor at Heeze and president of the diocesan commission for appointments, as auxiliaries of the diocese of 's-Hertogenbosch (area 3,826, population 2,058,000, Catholics 1,157,000, priests 845, permanent deacons 83, religious 3,341). Bishop-elect Lisen was born in Oosterhout, Netherlands in 1960 and ordained a priest in 1984. Bishop-elect Mutsaerts was born in Tilburg, Netherlands in 1958 and ordained a priest in 1993.

 - Fr. Fernando Bascope Muller S.D.B., master of novices of the Salesian inspectorate of Bolivia and director of that formative community, and Fr. Eugenio Scarpellini of the clergy of the diocese of Bergamo, Italy, adjunct secretary general of the Bolivian Episcopal Conference, as auxiliaries of El Alto (area 23,000, population 1,266,000, Catholics 950,000, priests 61, permanent deacons 19, religious 191), Bolivia. Bishop-elect Bascope Muller was born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia in 1962 and ordained a priest in 1991. Bishop-elect Scarpellini was born in Verdellino, Italy in 1954 and ordained a priest in 1978.

 - Msgr. Joaquin Gimeno Lahoz, vicar general of Comodoro-Rivadavia, Argentina, as bishop of the same diocese (area 146,752, population 521,391, Catholics 400,060, priests 32, permanent deacons 1, religious 87). The bishop-elect was born in La Mata de Olmos, Spain in 1948 and ordained a priest in 1973.

 - Fr. Marko Semren O.F.M., guardian of the Franciscan convent of Gorica-Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and professor of the Franciscan Theological Institute of Sarajevo, as auxiliary of the diocese of Banja Luka (area 16,457, population 550,000, Catholics 37,797, priests 68, religious 136), Bosnia and Herzegovina. The bishop-elect was born in Bila, Bosnia Herzegovina in 1954 and ordained a priest in 1981.
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