VATICAN CITY, SEP 15, 2006 (VIS) - The Holy Father:
- Appointed Archbishop Dominique Mamberti as secretary for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State. Archbishop Mamberti was born in Marrakech, Morocco, in 1952 and ordained a priest in 1981. He is currently apostolic nuncio to Sudan and Eritrea and apostolic delegate to Somalia. He succeeds Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, whose appointment as president of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State and of the Governorate of Vatican City State, becomes effective today. Archbishop Lajolo succeeds Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka.
- Elevated Msgr. Janusz Kaleta, apostolic administrator of Atyrau, Kazakhstan, to the dignity of bishop. The bishop-elect was born in Katowice, Poland, in 1964 and ordained a priest in 1989.
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