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VATICAN CITY, 9 JUL 2009 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Fr. Gerard Coliche of the clergy of the archdiocese of Lille, France, episcopal vicar for the apostolate of the laity and for communications, as auxiliary of the same archdiocese (area 2,288, population 1,600,000, Catholics 1,072,700, priests 572, permanent deacons 65, religious 893). The bishop-elect was born in Beziers, France in 1940 and ordained a priest in 1970.