VATICAN CITY, OCT 3, 2006 (VIS) - The Holy Father:
- Appointed Monsignor Marcelo Raul Martorell Bishop of Puerto Iguazu (area 17,000, population 304,000, Catholics 213,000, priests 43, religious 96, permanent deacons 23), Argentina. The bishop elect was born in 1945 in Salta, Argentina and was ordained in 1970. He was, till today, the parish priest of the Sacred Eucharistic Heart of Jesus in Cordoba. He succeeds Bishop Joaquin Pina Battlevell, S.J., who resigned from the pastoral care of the diocese upon having reached the age limit.
- Appointed Bishop Angel Jose Rovai, auxiliary of Cordoba, Argentina, as Bishop of Villa Maria (area 28,000, population 379,000, Catholics 312,000, priests 79, religious 44), Argentina.
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