VATICAN CITY, 11 MAY 2009 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed:
- Fr. Devprasad John Ganawa S.V.D., rector of the Verbite Centre in Udaipur, as bishop of Jhabua (area 21,366, population 4,237,905, Catholics 33,576, priests 54, religious 210), India. The bishop-elect was born in Panchkui, India in 1951 and ordained a priest in 1982.
- Fr. Arockia Sebastian Durairaj S.V.D., superior of the Verbite province of central India, as bishop of Khandwa (area 24,000, population 4,568,000, Catholics 31,432, priests 67, religious 250), India. The bishop-elect was born in Thirunagar, India in 1957 and ordained a priest in 1985.
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