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Murska Sobota Declared Diocese, Turnsek Bishop

Murska Sobota, 25 June - Murska sobota was officially declared a diocese and Marjan Turnsek inaugurated as its first bishop at ceremony on Sunday. Murska Sobota is one of three new diocese established by the pope in April. The other two are Novo mesto, which was inaugurated in early June, and Celje, inaugurated in late May.

Murska Sobota, Inauguration of the Murska Sobota diocese and bishop Marjan Turnsek.
Bishop Marjan Turnsek.
From left to right: Environment Minister Janez Podobnik, Labour Minister Janez Drobnic, National Council President Janez Susnik, Mrs. Bajuk, Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Murska Sobota, Inauguration of the Murska Sobota diocese and bishop Marjan Turnsek.
Bishop Marjan Turnsek.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Murska Sobota, Inauguration of the Murska Sobota diocese and bishop Marjan Turnsek.
Bishop Marjan Turnsek.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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