March 18, 2008

Vatican Information Service Bulletin

The following, in it's entirety, is a copyrighted transcript of the Vatican Information Service.



 VATICAN CITY, 18 MAR 2008 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

  - Accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary of the diocese of Wurzburg, Germany, presented by Bishop Helmut Bauer, upon having reached the age limit.

  - Appointed Fr. Etienne Ung'eyowun of the clergy of Mahagi-Nioka, Democratic Republic of the Congo, adjunct secretary general of the national episcopal conference, as bishop of Bondo (area 75,600, population 395,370, Catholics 82,017, priests 20, religious 18), Democratic Republic of the Congo. The bishop-elect was born in Nyalebbe, Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1959 and ordained a priest in 1988.



 VATICAN CITY, 18 MAR 2008 (VIS) - As previously advised, the VIS bulletin will be suspended tomorrow Wednesday 19 March, Solemnity of St. Joseph and the Holy Father's name day, then from Thursday 20 March to Tuesday 25 March, the holy days of Easter and holidays in the Vatican. Service will resume on Wednesday 26 March.

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