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Monday, January 2, 2012


VATICAN CITY, 1 JAN 2012 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Fr. Jeffrey Steenson as the first ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. The Ordinariate was today erected on the territory of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, under the terms of the Apostolic Constitution "Anglicanorum coetibus".

  On Saturday 31 December it was made public that the Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Lublin, Poland, presented by Bishop Ryszard Karpinski, upon having reached the age limit.
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