VATICAN CITY, JAN 18, 2006 (VIS) - The Holy Father:
- Renewed for a further four years the appointment of Bishop Salvatore Fisichella, auxiliary of Rome, as rector of the city's Pontifical Lateran University, in accordance with article 10 of the university's statutes.
- Appointed Msgr. Livio Melina, professor of fundamental moral theology and vice president of the cultural section of the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for the Study of Marriage, as president of the same institute, in accordance with article 8 of the statutes of the institute.
- Appointed Fr. Remidio Jose Bohn of the clergy of the archdiocese of Porto Alegre, Brazil, pastor of the parish of Our Lady of the Rosary, and Fr. Alessandro Carmelo Ruffinoni C.S., provincial superior of the Scalabrinian Fathers, as auxiliaries of the archdiocese of Porto Alegre (area 18,598, population 3,306,657, Catholics 2,475,398, priests 400, permanent deacons 33, religious 2,035). Bishop-elect Bohn was born in Feliz, Brazil, in 1950 and ordained a priest in 1975. Bishop-elect Ruffinoni was born in Piazza Brembana, Italy, in 1943 and ordained a priest in 1970.
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