VATICAN CITY, MAR 23, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

- Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Tangiers, Morocco, presented by Archbishop Jose Antonio Peteiro Freire O.F.M. in accordance with Canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law.

- Appointed as members of the administrative council of the Pontifical Academy for Life: Bishop Willem Jacobus Eijk of Groningen, Netherlands; Msgr. Jean-Marie Musivi Mpendawatu of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Angelo Fiori of Italy; Alicja Grzeoekowiak of Poland; Manfred Lutz of Germany, and Patricio Ventura-Junca del Tobar of Chile.
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