VATICAN CITY, FEB 7, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Mariannhill, South Africa, presented by Bishop Paul Themba Mngoma, in accordance with Canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law.
On Saturday, February 5, it was made public that he:
- Appointed Cardinal Francesco Marchisano, archpriest of the Vatican Basilica, as president of the Labor Office of the Apostolic See. At the same time, and in view of the new commitment requested of the archpriest of the basilica, the Holy Father granted him a coadjutor in the person of Archbishop Angelo Comastri, archbishop-prelate of the Shrine of Loreto, Italy, and pontifical delegate to the same shrine, also appointing him as vicar general for Vatican City State and president of the Fabric of St Peter's.
- Appointed Archbishop J. Michael Miller, secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, and Msgr. Ruperto Cruz Santos, rector of the Pontifical Filipino College in Rome, as members of the Pontifical Commission for International Eucharistic Congresses.
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