VATICAN CITY, MAY 21, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father:
- Appointed Bishop Roberto Camilleri Azzopardi, O.F.M., auxiliary of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, bishop of Comayagua (area 7,527, population 671,321, Catholics 657,721, priests 58, religious 69), Honduras. He succeeds Bishop Geraldo Scarpone Caporale, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese he accepted upon having reached the age limit.
- Appointed Msgr. Vicente Jiménez Zamora, vicar general of Osma-Soria, Spain as bishop of the same diocese (area 10,328, population 90,717, Catholics 72,580, priests 178, permanent deacons 1, religious 364), Spain. The bishop-elect was born in 1944 in Agreda, Spain and was ordained a priest in 1968.
- Appointed Msgrs. Thomas A. Donato, spiritual director of the Major Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in South Orange, U.S.A., and John W. Flesey, director of permanent formation for the clergy of the archdiocese of Newark, U.S.A., as auxiliary bishops of the same archdiocese (area 1,328, population 2,809,267, Catholics 1,319,558, priests 929, permanent deacons 198, religious 1,667), U.S.A. Bishop-elect Donato was born in 1940 in Jersey City, U.S.A., and was ordained a priest in 1965. Bishop-elect Flesey was born in 1942 Jersey City and was ordained in 1969. They succeed Bishops Charles J. McDonnell and David Arias, O.A.R. whose resignations from the office of auxiliary were accepted upon having reached the age limit.
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