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Other Pontifical Acts, 05.11.2016

The Holy Father has appointed:

- Archbishop Carlos Garfias Merlos of Acapulco, Mexico, as archbishop of Morelia (area 18,000, population 2,881,783, Catholics 2,671,413, priests 546, permanent deacons 1, religious 1,280), Mexico. He succeeds Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese was accepted by the Holy Father.

- Fr. Philip Davou Dung as bishop of Shendam (area 11,644, population 1,199,639, Catholics 179,601, priests 28, religious 14), Nigeria. The bishop-elect was born in 1958 in Kuru Station, Nigeria and was ordained a priest in 1984. He has served in a number of pastoral roles in the archdiocese of Jos, including parish vicar, parish priest, director of vocations, dean of studies St. Augustine’s Major Seminary and vice-president of the presbyteral council. He is currently member of the college of consulters, bursar of the archdiocese, and pastor of St. Joseph’s parish in Du.