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Thursday, July 8, 2010


VATICAN CITY, 8 JUL 2010 (VIS) - Made public today was a Letter, written in Latin and dated 14 May, in which the Holy Father appoints Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Bishops, as his special envoy to celebrations marking the fourth centenary of the archdiocese of Arequipa, Peru, due to take place from 14 to 18 July.

  Also made public were the names of the members of the mission due to accompany the cardinal, they are: Fr. Edward Huillcen Baca, pastor of the parish of the Virgin of the Miraculous Medal and director of the diocesan office for Catholic education, and Fr. Jose Leon Chang, rector of the "Redemptoris Mater" archdiocesan missionary seminary of Arequipa.
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VATICAN CITY, 8 JUL 2010 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Appointed Archbishop Ruben Salazar Gomez of Barranquilla, Colombia, current president of the Episcopal Conference of Colombia, as metropolitan archbishop of Bogota (area 4,019, population 4,370,000, Catholics 3,746,000, priests 759, permanent deacons 79, religious 2,238), Colombia. He succeeds Cardinal Pedro Rubiano Saenz, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

 - Appointed Bishop Konrad Zdarsa of Gorlitz, Germany, as bishop of Augsburg (area 13,250, population 2,296,446, Catholics 1,389,446, priests 1,074, permanent deacons 147, religious 2,199), Germany.
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