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The Year of Our Lord 1953

Bishop Events

January to February


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown BornJean Damascène BimenyimanaShangiBishop of Cyangugu, Rwanda
80.7RetiredJoseph Félix Blanc, S.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Tonga Islands {Isole Tonga}, Pacific (Oceania)Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
78.0DiedMaurice Boch, S.M. †Prefect Emeritus of Northern Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea
73.0RetiredJoseph Darnand, S.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Archipelago of the Navigators {Arcipelago dei Navigatori}, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
AppointedMartinho da Silva Carvalhosa, O.F.M. †Superior of Guinea Portoghese, Guinea-BissauPrefect of Guinea Portoghese, Guinea-Bissau
52.0AppointedMaurus Valiyaparampil, C.M.I. †Prior General of Carmelites of Mary ImmaculatePrior General Emeritus
57.0ResignedAntonius Deutsch, SS.CC. †Prefect of Central Norway {Norvegia Centrale} [Mellom-Norge]Prefect Emeritus
18.7ProfessedFranz DietlMember of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of JesusAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany
40.7AppointedClarence James Duhart, C.SS.R. †Prefect of Udonthani, ThailandBishop Emeritus of Udon Thani, Thailand
AppointedFrancesco Font Garcia, I.E.M.E. †Prefect of Wankie, Zimbabwe
ResignedWilliam Lumley, S.M.A. †Prefect of Jos, NigeriaPrefect Emeritus
71.5ResignedPedro Francisco Luna Pachón, O.F.M. †Vicar Apostolic of El Beni o Beni, BoliviaVicar Apostolic Emeritus
65.7ResignedPeter Magoshiro MatsuokaPrefect of Niigata, JapanBishop Emeritus of Nagoya, Japan
41.0AppointedWilhelm Möhler, S.A.C. †Rector General of Society of the Catholic ApostolateRector General Emeritus
AppointedAlfonso Maria Montà, O.S.M. †Prior General of Order of Friar Servants of MaryPrior General Emeritus
42.0AppointedPaul Peter Myskiw, O.S.B.M. †Superior General of Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat (Order of St. Basil the Great)Superior General Emeritus
DiedGiuseppe Ribeiro de Magalhaes, O.F.M. †Prefect of Guinea Portoghese, Guinea-Bissau
59.4AppointedBonaventura Josef Schweizer, S.D.S. †Superior General of Society of the Divine SaviorSuperior General Emeritus
56.3AppointedDenis Strittmatter, O.S.B. †Abbot of Order of Saint BenedictAbbot Emeritus
75.4DiedJoseph Tsui Shou-hsünBishop of Yongnian [Yüngnien], China
2 Jan72.6DiedFortunato Chirichigno Pontolido, S.D.B. †Bishop of Piura, Peru
BornMounir KhairallahMtah-EzziatBishop of Batrun (Maronite), Lebanon
49.9SucceededFederico Pérez Silva, C.M. †Bishop of Piura, PeruArchbishop of Trujillo, Peru
3 Jan BornLaurent Marie Bernard DogninParisAuxiliary Bishop of Bordeaux (-Bazas), France
72.8DiedPhilip George ScherBishop of Monterey-Fresno, California, USA
66.7SucceededAloysius Joseph Willinger, C.SS.R. †Bishop of Monterey-Fresno, California, USABishop Emeritus of Monterey in California, USA
4 Jan BornAlapati Lui MataeligaSatauaArchbishop of Samoa-Apia, Samoa, Pacific (Oceania)
5 Jan BornJan PiotrowskiSzczurowaBishop of Kielce, Poland
7 Jan48.4AppointedGiovanni Battista PardiniBishop of Jesi, ItalyBishop Emeritus
8 Jan41.0AppointedAlfonso Beretta, P.I.M.E. †Bishop of Warangal, IndiaBishop Emeritus
42.7AppointedJoseph Oliver Bowers, S.V.D. †Bishop of Accra, GhanaBishop Emeritus of Saint John’s-Basseterre, Virgin Islands (British), Antilles
45.2AppointedJoseph Mark GopuBishop of Hyderabad, IndiaArchbishop of Hyderabad, India
BornTesfasellassie MedhinAlitenaBishop of Adigrat (Ethiopian), Ethiopia
52.5AppointedAdolph Alexander Noser, S.V.D. †Vicar Apostolic of Alexishafen, Papua New GuineaArchbishop Emeritus of Madang, Papua New Guinea
52.5AppointedAdolph Alexander Noser, S.V.D. †Titular Bishop of HierpinianaArchbishop Emeritus of Madang, Papua New Guinea
51.8AppointedAmbrose RayappanAuxiliary Bishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, IndiaArchbishop Emeritus
51.8AppointedAmbrose RayappanTitular Bishop of SidonArchbishop Emeritus of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, India
43.1AppointedFrancis Xavier Sanguon SouvannasriVicar Apostolic of Chantaburi, ThailandBishop Emeritus of Chanthaburi, Thailand
43.1AppointedFrancis Xavier Sanguon SouvannasriTitular Bishop of OenoandaBishop Emeritus of Chanthaburi, Thailand
49.5AppointedPietro SeveriBishop of Segni, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Palestrina, Italy
39.5AppointedJoseph Truong-cao-Dai, O.P. †Vicar Apostolic of Hai Phòng, Viet NamVicar Apostolic Emeritus
39.5AppointedJoseph Truong-cao-Dai, O.P. †Titular Bishop of SilaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Hai Phòng, Viet Nam
9 Jan BornJuan Antonio Martínez Camino, S.J.Santa Cruz de Marcenado-SieroAuxiliary Bishop of Madrid, Spain
AppointedGaspar (José) Pérez Pérez (de Orihuela), O.F.M. Cap. †Prefect of San Andrés y Providencia, Colombia
10 Jan BornRichard Domba MadyAbaBishop of Doruma-Dungu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
11 Jan29.0Ordained PriestAntónios Varthalítis, A.A. †Priest of Augustinians of the AssumptionArchbishop Emeritus of Corfù, Zante e Cefalonia, Greece
12 Jan64.7Elevated to CardinalCarlo AgostiniDied Before PublicationPatriarch
68.8Elevated to CardinalFrancesco Borgongini DucaCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Italy
68.8ResignedFrancesco Borgongini DucaApostolic Nuncio to ItalyCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus
51.5AppointedAnacleto CazzanigaArchbishop of Urbino, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
71.1Elevated to CardinalGaetano CicognaniCardinal, Pro-Prefect Emeritus of the Apostolic Signatura
67.1Elevated to CardinalPietro CiriaciCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of the Council
76.7AppointedCelso Benigno Luigi CostantiniCardinal-Priest of Santi Nereo ed AchilleoCardinal, Chancellor of the Apostolic Chancery
76.7Elevated to CardinalCelso Benigno Luigi CostantiniCardinal, Chancellor of the Apostolic Chancery
76.7ResignedCelso Benigno Luigi CostantiniSecretary of the Congregation for Propagation of the FaithCardinal, Chancellor of the Apostolic Chancery
70.2AppointedJohn Francis D’AltonCardinal-Priest of Sant’Agata de’ GotiCardinal, Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland
70.2Elevated to CardinalJohn Francis D’AltonCardinal, Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland
76.7Elevated to CardinalAugusto Álvaro da SilvaCardinal, Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
66.7Elevated to CardinalBenjamín de Arriba y CastroCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Tarragona, Spain
79.1AppointedCarlos María Javier de la TorreCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in AquiroCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Quito, Ecuador
79.1Elevated to CardinalCarlos María Javier de la TorreCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Quito, Ecuador
69.6AppointedMaurice FeltinCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria della PaceCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Paris, France
69.6Elevated to CardinalMaurice FeltinCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Paris, France
52.2AppointedValerian GraciasCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Via LataCardinal, Archbishop of Bombay, India
52.2Elevated to CardinalValerian GraciasCardinal, Archbishop of Bombay, India
80.6Elevated to CardinalGeorges-François-Xavier-Marie GrenteCardinal, Bishop of Le Mans, France
48.7AppointedPaul-Émile Léger, P.S.S. †Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria degli AngeliCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Montréal, Québec, Canada
48.7Elevated to CardinalPaul-Émile Léger, P.S.S. †Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Montréal, Québec, Canada
61.2AppointedGiacomo LercaroCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in TraspontinaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna, Italy
61.2Elevated to CardinalGiacomo LercaroCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna, Italy
63.9AppointedCrisanto Luque y SánchezCardinal-Priest of Santi Cosma e DamianoCardinal, Archbishop of Bogotá, Colombia
63.9Elevated to CardinalCrisanto Luque y SánchezCardinal, Archbishop of Bogotá, Colombia
66.5AppointedJames Francis Aloysius McIntyreCardinal-Priest of Sant’AnastasiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, California, USA
66.5Elevated to CardinalJames Francis Aloysius McIntyreCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, California, USA
70.4AppointedMarcello MimmiCardinal-Priest of San CallistoCardinal, Secretary of the Sacred Consistorial Congregation
70.4Elevated to CardinalMarcello MimmiCardinal, Secretary of the Sacred Consistorial Congregation
62.2AppointedAlfredo OttavianiCardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in DomnicaCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
62.2Elevated to CardinalAlfredo OttavianiCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
52.9AppointedFernando Quiroga y PalaciosCardinal-Priest of Sant’AgostinoCardinal, Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
52.9Elevated to CardinalFernando Quiroga y PalaciosCardinal, Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
71.1AppointedSt. Angelo Giuseppe RoncalliCardinal-Priest of Santa PriscaPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
71.1Elevated to CardinalSt. Angelo Giuseppe RoncalliPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
46.6AppointedGiuseppe SiriCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria della VittoriaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Genova-Bobbio, Italy
46.6Elevated to CardinalGiuseppe SiriCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Genova-Bobbio, Italy
54.6Elevated to CardinalBl. Alojzije StepinacCardinal, Archbishop of Zagreb, Croatia
69.1AppointedValerio ValeriCardinal-Priest of San Silvestro in CapiteCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of the Affairs of Religious
69.1Elevated to CardinalValerio ValeriCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of the Affairs of Religious
51.6AppointedJoseph WendelCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria NuovaCardinal, Archbishop of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany
51.6Elevated to CardinalJoseph WendelCardinal, Archbishop of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany
51.4Elevated to CardinalStefan WyszynskiCardinal, Archbishop of Gniezno, Poland
13 Jan73.1DiedFulvio TessaroliBishop Emeritus of Segni, Italy
14 Jan56.9InstalledThomas Aloysius BolandArchbishop of Newark, New Jersey, USAArchbishop Emeritus
BornPatrick Le GalErmontAuxiliary Bishop of Lyon, France
15 Jan68.1AppointedFilippo BernardiniSecretary of the Congregation for Propagation of the Faith
68.8AppointedFrancesco Borgongini DucaCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in VallicellaCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Italy
76.7AppointedAugusto Álvaro da SilvaCardinal-Priest of Sant’Angelo in PescheriaCardinal, Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
80.6AppointedGeorges-François-Xavier-Marie GrenteCardinal-Priest of San Bernardo alle TermeCardinal, Bishop of Le Mans, France
62.2AppointedAlfredo OttavianiPro-Secretary of the Congregation of the Holy OfficeCardinal, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
71.1AppointedSt. Angelo Giuseppe RoncalliPatriarch of Venezia {Venice}, ItalyPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
16 Jan46.6InstalledGiuseppe SiriCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria della VittoriaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Genova-Bobbio, Italy
17 Jan73.0ResignedClemente MicaraPro-Prefect of the Congregation of RitesCardinal, Vicar General of Roma {Rome}, Italy
69.1AppointedValerio ValeriCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of the Affairs of Religious
90.6DiedSantiago Ricardo Vilanova y MeléndezBishop Emeritus of Santa Ana, El Salvador
18 Jan22.9Ordained PriestGabriel Montalvo HigueraPriest of Bogotá, ColombiaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to United States of America
28.2Ordained PriestEduardo André MuacaPriest of Luanda, AngolaArchbishop Emeritus
19 Jan BornCyprian Kizito LwangaNaggalamaArchbishop of Kampala, Uganda
20 Jan BornJuan Rubén MartinezVicente LópezBishop of Posadas, Argentina
BornFilipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário FerrãoAldonaArchbishop of Goa e Damão, India
23 Jan BornJoseph Salvador MarinoBirmingham, USAApostolic Nuncio to Malaysia
24 Jan24.8Ordained PriestJohn Stephen CumminsPriest of San Francisco, California, USABishop Emeritus of Oakland, California, USA
25 JanBornJosé Moreira Bastos NetoSimonésiaBishop of Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
BornAlphonse Nguyen Huu Long, P.S.S.Hà NôiAuxiliary Bishop of Hung Hoá, Viet Nam
51.8Ordained BishopJoseph ZimmermannTitular Bishop of CeryniaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Augsburg, Germany
26 Jan69.2AppointedGiuseppe FiettaApostolic Nuncio to ItalyCardinal, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus
BornGeorges Varkey Puthiyakulangara, M.E.P.Endoor, IndiaBishop of Port-Bergé, Madagascar
28 Jan68.2AppointedAdriano BernareggiArchbishop (Personal Title) of Bergamo, ItalyBishop
45.4AppointedAlberto CastelliAuxiliary Bishop of Sabina e Poggio Mirteto, ItalyVice President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
45.4AppointedAlberto CastelliTitular Bishop of IerichusVice President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
BornChristian George Nicolas KratzStrasbourgAuxiliary Bishop of Strasbourg, France
29 Jan36.9Ordained BishopBenedict Varghese Gregorios Thangalathil, O.I.C. †Titular Bishop of AntaradosArchbishop of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankarese), India
30 Jan41.9AppointedBenedict Takahiko TomizawaPrefect of Karafuto, Russian FederationBishop Emeritus of Sapporo, Japan
31 Jan69.6DiedHeinrich Leven, S.V.D. †Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Isole della Piccola Sonda, Indonesia
1 Feb47.3Ordained BishopIsidor Markus EmanuelBishop of Speyer, GermanyBishop Emeritus
2 Feb25.4Ordained PriestDaniel Anthony HartPriest of Boston, Massachusetts, USABishop Emeritus of Norwich, Connecticut, USA
3 Feb49.8AppointedFrancisco Gallego PérezBishop of Barranquilla, ColombiaBishop of Cali, Colombia
4 Feb55.5AppointedAlphonse-Marie-Victor Fresnel, C.M. †Titular Bishop of CataquasBishop Emeritus of Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar
55.9AppointedPablo Mariaselvam, S.D.B. †Bishop of Vellore, India
54.0AppointedGeorges Désiré Raeymaeckers, O. Praem. †Vicar Apostolic of Buta, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop of Buta, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
54.0AppointedGeorges Désiré Raeymaeckers, O. Praem. †Titular Bishop of MariammeBishop of Buta, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
53.4AppointedJohann Rüth, SS.CC. †Vicar Apostolic of Central Norway {Norvegia Centrale}Vicar Apostolic Emeritus
53.4AppointedJohann Rüth, SS.CC. †Titular Bishop of AmudarsaVicar Apostolic Emeritus of Central Norway {Norvegia Centrale}
47.6AppointedRajarethinam Arokiasamy SundaramBishop of Tanjore, IndiaBishop Emeritus
6 Feb41.5AppointedDonal Raymond Lamont, O. Carm. †Prefect of Umtali, ZimbabweBishop Emeritus of Umtali, Zimbabwe
49.4ResignedAntonio Pott, S.V.D. †Bishop-Elect of Xinyang [Sinyang], ChinaFormer Bishop-Elect
7 Feb BornVarghese ChakkalakalMalapallipuramBishop of Calicut, India
54.7AppointedWilhelm SedlmeierAuxiliary Bishop of Rottenburg, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
54.7AppointedWilhelm SedlmeierTitular Bishop of AulonAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Rottenburg, Germany
BornDonald George SproxtonSubiacoAuxiliary Bishop of Perth, Australia
62.8AppointedMario ZaninApostolic Nuncio to Argentina
8 Feb25.8Ordained PriestRoch PedneaultPriest of Chicoutimi, Québec, CanadaAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
10 Feb40.9AppointedManuel Alfonso de CarvalhoCoadjutor Bishop of Angra, PortugalBishop
40.9AppointedManuel Alfonso de CarvalhoTitular Bishop of RhaedestusBishop of Angra, Portugal
47.4AppointedLawrence Bernard Brennan CaseyAuxiliary Bishop of Rochester, New York, USABishop Emeritus of Paterson, New Jersey, USA
47.4AppointedLawrence Bernard Brennan CaseyTitular Bishop of CeaBishop Emeritus of Paterson, New Jersey, USA
44.4AppointedRufino Jiao SantosCardinal, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines
11 Feb41.2Ordained BishopCelestine Joseph DamianoTitular Archbishop of Nicopolis in EpiroBishop of Camden, New Jersey, USA
12 Feb45.8AppointedMarino BergonziniAuxiliary Bishop of Modena (e Nonantola), ItalyBishop Emeritus of Faenza-Modigliana, Italy
45.8AppointedMarino BergonziniTitular Bishop of MedeliBishop Emeritus of Faenza-Modigliana, Italy
13 Feb60.0AppointedJohn Chang Pi-teTitular Bishop of PanemotichusBishop Emeritus of Zhaoxian [Chaohsien], China
60.0ResignedJohn Chang Pi-teBishop of Zhaoxian [Chaohsien], ChinaBishop Emeritus
61.1DiedAndrzej Cikoto, M.I.C. †Apostolic Exarch of Harbin [Harbin] (Russian), China
AppointedThomas MinApostolic Administrator of Zhaoxian [Chaohsien], ChinaApostolic Administrator Emeritus
BornMarcellino Taiji TaniKansaiBishop Emeritus of Saitama, Japan
AppointedAlphonsus Tchao, C.M. †Apostolic Administrator of Tianjin [Tientsin], China
14 Feb65.8DiedBalbino Santos OlveraArchbishop of Granada, Spain
15 Feb70.6DiedFranz HartzPrelate Emeritus of Schneidemühl, Poland
17 Feb38.6AppointedOtoniel Alcedo Culquicóndor, S.D.B. †Auxiliary Bishop of Chachapoyas, PeruArchbishop Emeritus of Ayacucho o Huamanga, Peru
38.6AppointedOtoniel Alcedo Culquicóndor, S.D.B. †Titular Bishop of FormaArchbishop Emeritus of Ayacucho o Huamanga, Peru
47.2AppointedAntonio SamorèSecretary of the Congregation for Extraordinary Ecclesiastical AffairsCardinal, Archivist of the Vatican Secret Archives
56.7AppointedPatrick Harmon Shanley, O.C.D. †Prelate of Infanta, PhilippinesPrelate Emeritus
56.7AppointedPatrick Harmon Shanley, O.C.D. †Titular Bishop of SophenePrelate Emeritus of Infanta, Philippines
18 Feb58.9AppointedAdrianus Djajasepoetra, S.J. †Vicar Apostolic of Djakarta, IndonesiaArchbishop Emeritus of Djakarta, Indonesia
58.9AppointedAdrianus Djajasepoetra, S.J. †Titular Bishop of TrisipaArchbishop Emeritus of Djakarta, Indonesia
68.8DiedPio GiardinaBishop of Nicosia, Italy
19 Feb72.3DiedGiovanni Battista Anselmo, P.I.M.E. †Bishop Emeritus of Dinajpur, Bangladesh
BornAnuar BattistiLajeadoArchbishop of Maringá, Parana, Brazil
41.7AppointedJan Antonius Klooster, C.M. †Vicar Apostolic of Surabaia, IndonesiaBishop Emeritus of Surabaya, Indonesia
41.7AppointedJan Antonius Klooster, C.M. †Titular Bishop of GermanicopolisBishop Emeritus of Surabaya, Indonesia
20 Feb71.1DiedAugustinus Philipp BaumannAuxiliary Bishop of Paderborn, Germany
BornDiego Gualtiero Rosa, O.S.B.Borgo PoncaraleAbbot of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Italy
46.8AppointedPedro José Rivera MejíaBishop of Socorro y San Gil, ColombiaBishop Emeritus
22 Feb BornGeorge Beluso RimandoTagumAuxiliary Bishop of Davao, Philippines
30.1Ordained PriestLouis Nganga a NdzandoPriest of Lisala, Congo (Dem. Rep.)Bishop Emeritus of Lisala, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
48.5Ordained BishopGiovanni Battista PardiniBishop of Jesi, ItalyBishop Emeritus
23 Feb42.3AppointedJoão Resende (Rezende) Costa, S.D.B. †Bishop of Ilhéus, Bahia, BrazilArchbishop Emeritus of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
BornAntônio Carlos Rossi KellerSão PauloBishop of Frederico Westphalen, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
24 Feb24.9Ordained PriestKlaus DickPriest of Köln {Cologne}, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
29.6Ordained PriestJosef PlögerPriestAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Köln {Cologne}, Germany
46.0Ordained BishopArtemio PratiBishop of Carpi, ItalyBishop Emeritus
27 Feb BornMathew Moolakkattu, O.S.B.UzhavoorArchbishop of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese), India
BornGeorge NkuoNjiniikomBishop of Kumbo, Cameroon
28 Feb24.8Ordained PriestMarcelo Pinto CarvalheriaPriestArchbishop Emeritus of Paraíba, Paraiba, Brazil
26.7Ordained PriestGeorges RolPriestBishop Emeritus of Angoulême, France
25.2Ordained PriestWolfgang RollyPriest of Mainz, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
26.4Ordained PriestGilbert Ignatius SheldonPriest of Cleveland, Ohio, USABishop Emeritus of Steubenville, Ohio, USA
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