VATICAN CITY, OCT 12, 2006 (VIS) - The Holy Father:
- Appointed Bishop Martin J. Amos, auxiliary of the diocese of Cleveland, U.S.A., as bishop of Davenport (area 29,632, population 744,990, Catholics 105,650, priests 121, permanent deacons 46, religious 191), U.S.A. He succeeds Bishop William Edwin Franklin, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese, the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
- Accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary of the archdiocese of Boston, presented by Bishop John P. Boles, upon having reached the age limit.
- Appointed Fr. John A. Dooher of the clergy of the archdiocese of Boston, U.S.A., pastor of the parish of St. Mary in Dedham, and Fr. Robert F. Hennessey of the clergy of the archdiocese of Boston, pastor of the parish of the Most Holy Redeemer in East Boston, as auxiliaries of the archdiocese of Boston (area 6,386, population 4,000,403, Catholics 2,079,730, priests 1,451, permanent deacons 254, religious 3,252). Bishop-elect Dooher was born in Dorchester in 1943 and ordained a priest in 1969. Bishop-elect Hennessey was born in Boston in 1952 and ordained a priest in 1978.
- Appointed Msgr. Juan Pedro Juarez Melendez, vicar general of the diocese of Tlaxcala, Mexico, as bishop of Tula (area 8,289, population 1,228,000, Catholics 982,000, priests 73, permanent deacons 1, religious 96) Mexico. The bishop-elect was born in Tlalcuapan, Mexico, in 1951, and ordained a priest in 1975.
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