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Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Vatican City,  (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Bishop Oscar Roberto Dominguez Couttolenc M.G. of Tlapa, Mexico, as bishop of Ecatepec (area 204, population 4,613,000, Catholics 3,921,00, priests 152, permanent deacons 10, religious 155), Mexico.


Vatican City,  (VIS) - The following prelates died in recent weeks:

- Bishop Jeronimo Tomas Abreu Herrera, emeritus of Mao-Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic, on 27 June at the age of 81.

- Archbishop Paul Coussa, emeritus of Baghdad of the Armenians, Iraq, on 8 July at the age of 94.

- Archbishop Pier Luigi Mazzoni, emeritus of Gaeta, Italy on 12 July at the age of 79.

- Bishop Rene Joseph Rakotopndrabe, emeritus of Toamasina, Madagascar, on 9 July at the age of 79.

- Bishop Jose Sotero Valero Ruz, emeritus of Guanare, Venezuela, on 29 June at the age of 76.

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