VATICAN CITY, SEP 30, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father:
- Appointed Fr. Dominique Nguyen Chu Trinh, pastor of the cathedral and vicar general of the diocese of Xuan Loc, as bishop of Xuan Loc (area 8,414, population 3,034,920, Catholics 954,368, priests 329, religious 2,103), Vietnam. The bishop-elect was born in 1940 in Phu Nhai, Vietnam and was ordained a priest in 1966. He succeeds Bishop Paul Marie Nguyen Minh Nhat whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese was accepted upon having reached the age limit.
- Accepted the resignation form the office of coadjutor of the diocese of Palmerston North, New Zealand, presented by Bishop Owen John Dolan upon having reached the age limit.
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