VATICAN CITY, MAY 3, 2006 (VIS) - The Holy Father
- Appointed Archbishop Andrea Mugione of Crotone-Santa Severina, as metropolitan archbishop of Benevento, (area 1,691, population 267,000, Catholics 265,000, priests 254, permanent deacons 26, religious 414), Italy. He succeeds Archbishop Serafino Sprovieri, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese, the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
- Accepted the resignation of Bishop Godefroy Mukeng'a Kalond, C.I.C.M., of the Archdiocese of Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo, upon having reached the age limit.
- Appointed Fr. Eloi Roggia of the Society of Catholic Apostolate as bishop of the Territorial Prelature of Borba, (area 150,000, population 180,000, Catholics 145,000, priests 11, permanent deacons 1, religious 10), Brazil. The bishop-elect was born in Faxinal do Soturno, Brazil in 1942 and was ordained a priest in 1971. He succeeds Archbishop Jose Afonso Ribeiro, T.O.R., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same territorial prelature, the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
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