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Thursday, March 15, 2007


VATICAN CITY, MAR 15, 2007 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Appointed Archbishop Csaba Ternyak, secretary of the Congregation for the Clergy, as metropolitan archbishop of Eger, (area 11,500, population 1,260,000, Catholics 690,000, priests 223, permanent deacons 8, religious 70), Hungary. He succeeds Archbishop Istvan Seregely, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese, the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

 - Appointed Fr. Anthony Ward S.M., bureau chief at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, as under-secretary of the same congregation.

 - Appointed Cardinal Ivan Dias, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, as his special envoy to celebrations marking the centenary of the evangelization of Ghana, due to take place at Navrongo, Ghana, on April 23.

 - Accepted the resignation from the office of military ordinary for Hungary, presented by Archbishop Tamas Szabo, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law.
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VATICAN CITY, MAR 15, 2007 (VIS) - The Holy Father today received in separate audiences:

 - Seven prelates from the Italian Episcopal Conference, on their "ad limina" visit:

    - Archbishop Francescio Pio Tamburrino O.S.B., of Foggia-Bovino.

    - Bishop Felice di Molfetta of Cerignola-Ascoli Satriano.

    - Bishop Franceso Zerrillo of Lucera-Troia.

    - Bishop Lucio Angelo Renna O. Carm., of San Severo.

    - Bishop Luigi Martella of Molfetta-Ruvo-Giovinazzo-Terlizzi.

    - Archbishop Benigno Luigi Papa O.F.M. Cap., of Taranto.

    - Archbishop Rocco Talucci of Brindisi-Ostuni.

  This evening, he is scheduled to receive in audience Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.
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