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VATICAN CITY, 2 JUL 2009 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Msgr. Raffaello Martinelli of the clergy of the diocese of Bergamo, Italy, bureau chief at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, as bishop of Frascati (area 183, population 121,000, Catholics 116,000, priests 162, permanent deacons 1, religious 703), Italy. The bishop-elect was born in Villa d'Alme, Italy in 1948 and ordained a priest in 1972. He succeeds Bishop Giuseppe Matarrese, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.