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Tuesday, May 10, 2011


VATICAN CITY, 10 MAY 2011 (VIS) - Today the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff announced that on Sunday, 15 May, at 11:30am, Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, C.S., President of the Prefecture of Economic Affairs of the Holy See, will take possession of the diaconate of Gesu Buon Pastore alla Montagnola at Via Luigi Perna, 3.
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VATICAN CITY, 10 MAY 2011 (VIS) - Today the Holy Father appointed:

- Archbishop Fernando Filoni, formerly substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State, as prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples. He succeeds Cardinal Ivan Dias, whose resignation the Holy Father accepted upon having reached the age limit.

- Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu, formerly apostolic nuncio to Cuba, as substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State.

- Bishop Johannes Harmannes Jozefus van den Hende, of Breda, Netherlands, as Bishop of Rotterdam, (area 8,326, population 3,555,000, Catholics 528,000, priests 383, permanent deacons 38, religious 599), Netherlands.

- Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, formerly apostolic nuncio to Chile, as apostolic nuncio to the Philippines.
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