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Other Pontifical Acts, 04.07.2016

Vatican City, 4 July 2016 – The Holy Father:

- appointed Bishop Francisco Ozoria Acosta of San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, as metropolitan archbishop of the archdiocese of Santo Domingo (area 4,032, population 3,821,278, Catholics 3,490,035, priests 402, permanent deacons 159, religious ), Dominican Republic. He succeeds Cardinal archbishop Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese upon reaching the age limit was accepted by the Holy Father.

- accepted the resignation presented by Bishop Amancia Escapa Aparicio from the office of auxiliary of the archdiocese of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, upon reaching the age limit.