VATICAN CITY, DEC 13, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father:
- Appointed Fr. Alexander King Sample of the clergy of Marquette, U.S.A., diocesan chancellor, as bishop of the same diocese (area 42,152, population 317,616, Catholics 68,360, priests 100, permanent deacons 28, religious 70). The bishop-elect was born in Kalispell, U.S.A. in 1960 and ordained as a priest in 1990. He succeeds Bishop James Henry Garland, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese, the Holy Father accepted, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law.
- Appointed Fr. Rafael Zornoza Boy, seminary rector, as auxiliary of Getafe (area 2,295, population 1,290,656, Catholics 1,161,590, priests 264, permanent deacons 4, religious 779), Spain. The bishop-elect was born in Madrid, Spain in 1949 and ordained as a priest in 1975.
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