VATICAN CITY, APR 15, 2003 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed:
- Fr. Herve Giraud, superior of the University Seminary of Lyon, France, and Fr. Thierry Brac de la Perriere, vicar general of Lyon, as auxiliary bishops of the same archdiocese (area 5,087, population 1,733,500, Catholics 1,200,000, priests 545, permanent deacons 48, religious 2,198). Fr. Giraud was born in 1957 in Tournon, France and was ordained a priest in 1985. Fr. Brac de la Perriere was born in Lyon, France in 1959 and was ordained a priest in 1988.
- Appointed Fr. Thomas Anthony Williams, canon and pastor of St. Anthony in Liverpool, England as auxiliary bishop of the same archdiocese (area 1,165, population 1,100,000, Catholics 508,000, priests 386, permanent deacons 91, religious 500). The bishop-elect was born in 1948 in Liverpool and was ordained a priest in 1972.
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