VATICAN CITY, APR 30, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father:
- Appointed Fr. Nicolaus Adi Septura, M.S.C., vicar general and pastor of the Cathedral of the archdiocese of Merauke, Indonesia as metropolitan archbishop of the same archdiocese (area 90,000, population 235,000, Catholics 135,000, priests 33, religious 47). The archbishop-elect was born in Purwokerto, Indonesia in 1959 and was ordained a priest in 1989. The Pope accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese presented by Archbishop Jakobus Duivenoorde, M.S.C., upon having reached the age limit.
- Appointed Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, as his special envoy to the celebration of the 750th anniversary of the consecration of the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi which will take place on May 23.
- Appointed Cardinal Jan Pieter Schotte, C.I.C.M., secretary general emeritus of the Synod of Bishops, as his special envoy to the solemn celebrations of the 17th centenary of the martyrdom of St. Domnio, bishop and patron of the archdiocese of Split-Makarsk, Croatia which will take place in Split on May 6 and 7.
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