Other Pontifical Acts


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VATICAN CITY, 18 JUN 2009 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

- Accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary of the archdiocese of Maribor, Slovenia, presented by Bishop Jozef Smej, in accordance with canons 411 and 401 para. 1 of the Code of Canon Law.

- Appointed Bishop Juan Manuel Mancilla Sanchez of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, as bishop of Texcoco (area 1,139, population 1,578,718, Catholics 1,355,000, priests 144, permanent deacons 17, religious 317), Mexico.

- Appointed Bishop Christopher Prowse, auxiliary of Melbourne, Australia, as bishop of Sale (area 44,441, population 373,000, Catholics 92,700, priests 42, permanent deacons 5, religious 44), Australia.

- Appointed Archbishop Giacinto Berloco, apostolic nuncio to Venezuela, as apostolic nuncio to Belgium.