VATICAN CITY, JAN 12, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed:
- Frs. Josafa Menezes da Silva, of the clergy of the archdiocese of Sao Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, rector of the minor seminary, and Joao Carlos Petrini of the clergy of the archdiocese of Fermo, Italy, fidei donum priest to Sao Salvador da Bahia and director of the "Joao Paolo II" Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, as auxiliary bishops of the archdiocese of Sao Salvador da Bahia (area 6,334, population 3,373,098, Catholics 2,292,694, priests 255, permanent deacons 48, religious 960), Brazil. Bishop-elect Menezes da Silva was born in Salinas da Margarida, Brazil, in 1959 and ordained a priest in 1989. Bishop-elect Petrini was born in Fermo, Italy, in 1945 and ordained a priest in 1975.
- Frs. Edney Gouvea Mattoso, of the clergy of the archdiocese of Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, pastor of the "Imaculada Conceicao" parish, and Antonio Augusto Dias Duarte, vicar-secretary of the delegation of the prelature of Opus Dei in Rio de Janeiro, as auxiliary bishops of the archdiocese of Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro (area 1,261, population 5,857,904, Catholics 4,059,527, priests 582, permanent deacons 34, religious 1,575), Brazil. Bishop-elect Mattoso was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1957 and ordained a priest in 1987. Bishop-elect Dias Duarte was born in Santo Andre, brazil, in 1948 and ordained a priest in 1978.
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