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Wednesday, April 6, 2011


VATICAN CITY, 6 APR 2011 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Appointed Antonio Marino, auxiliary bishop of La Plata, Argentina as Bishop of Mar del Plata (area 22,850, population 869,000, Catholics 695,000, priests 87, permanent deacons 5, religious 165), Argentina.

 - Appointed Moses Costa, C.S.C., bishop of Dinajpur, Bangladesh, as Bishop of Chittagong (area 39,247, population 33,852,000, Catholics 37,804, priests 40, religious 126), Bangladesh.

 - Appointed Fr. Rolando Santos, C.M. provincial superior of the Lazarist Fathers, Philippines, as Bishop of Alotau-Sideia (area 20,000, population 245,000, Catholics 41,137, priests 23, religious 43), Papua New Guinea. The bishop-elect was born in Rizal, Philippines, in 1949 and ordained a priest in 1974.

 - Appointed Msgr. Joseph R. Binzer, vicar general and chancellor of Cincinnati, as Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati (area 22,118, population 3,023,332, Catholics 468,204, priests 501, permanent deacons 176, religious 1,190), USA. The bishop-elect was born in Cincinnati in 1955 and ordained a priest in 1994.

 - Cardinal Marc Ouellet, P.S.S., prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, as member of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.
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