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Wednesday, February 9, 2011


VATICAN CITY, 9 FEB 2011 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Erected the new ecclesiastical province of Lilongwe (area 24,025, population 4,660,000, Catholics 1,056,979, priests 87, religious 282) Malawi, elevating the diocese of that name to the rank of metropolitan Church and assigning it the suffragan dioceses of Dedza, Mzuzu and Karonga. He appointed Bishop Remi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie M. Afr of Lilongwe as the first metropolitan archbishop of the new archdiocese. The archbishop-elect was born in La Minerve, Canada in 1938, he was ordained a priest in 1963 and consecrated a bishop in 1998.

 - Appointed Fr. Luigi Borriello O.C.D., consultor of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, as promoter of the faith in the same dicastery.
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