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Other Pontifical Acts, 05.01.2017

The Holy Father has appointed:

- Fr. Abilio Martínez Varea as bishop of Osma-Soria (area 10,287, population 92,221, Catholics 79,700, priests 127, religious 212), Spain. The bishop-elect was born in 1964 in Autol, Spain, and was ordained a priest in 1989. He holds a licentiate in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, and has served as delegate of the secular apostolate, professor in the diocesan Institute of Religious Sciences, and delegate for teaching. He is currently episcopal vicar of the diocese of Calahorra y La Calzada-Logroño.

- Cardinal Francesco Monterisi, archpriest emeritus of the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls, as his special envoy at the celebration of the bicentenary of the diocese of Caltagirone, scheduled to take place on 11 January 2017.