The Holy Father Benedict XVI appointed Bishop of Cúcuta (Colombia), Julio César Vidal Ortiz Archbishop, now Bishop of Montería. (IMAGE SOURCE: RADIO VATICANA)
Julio Cesar Vidal Ortiz Archbishop
Julio Cesar Vidal Ortiz Archbishop was born June 19, 1944 in Tierralta, Diocese of Montelíbano. He attended high school in the Minor Seminary and continued his studies Montería philosophical - theological seminary in Barranquilla.
It 'was ordained April 7, 1973 in the diocese of Montería. He completed his postgraduate studies in Barcelona (Spain) where he obtained a licentiate in theology.
During his priestly ministry was parochial vicar in several parishes, then was named pastor of Chinua, Sotavento and "Our Lady of Fatima" in Montería. At the same time the parish ministry has held various positions at the diocesan level as a delegate for clergy and member of the diocesan vocations, spiritual director of the Minor Seminary of Montería and Vicar General of the diocese.
On 16 December 1993 he was appointed Prelate of Alto Sinu, and received episcopal consecration February 18, 1994. On 29 December 1998, the Prelature has been built with the title of the diocese and Bishop Vidal Montelíbano he became its first bishop.
On 31 October 2001 he was appointed Bishop of Montería.
The Pope has appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Ihosy (Madagascar) the Rev.do P. Fulgence Razakarivony, MS, Vice-Secretary of the Administrative Secretariat of the Episcopal Conference of Madagascar.
Rev.do P. Fulgence Razakarivony, MS
The Rev.do P. Fulgence Razakarivony, MS, was born August 16, 1963 at Betsiholany. He completed his primary studies at Betafo, and secondary diocesan minor seminary in Antsirabe.Salettiani entered between, he studied philosophy and theology at the Catholic Institute of Madagascar (ICM), and has made his final vows in 1990. He was ordained a priest on August 8, 1993.
After ordination, he held the following positions: 1993-1996: assistant priest of the Missionary District of Ankazomiriotra, 1996-1999: pastor of the same district, 1999-2002: parish vicar and curate of Ambararatabe District, in the Diocese of
Tsiroanomandidy, 2002-2004: Training course for trainers of Religious Catholic Institute of Paris, 2004-2006: Director of the Scholasticate Salettiani Foyer of La Salette in Antananarivo, 2006-2007: Director of the School of apostolic Antsirabé, 2006-2009: Assistant Provincial, from 2009: Deputy Executive Secretary of the Episcopal Conference Malagasy.
The Holy Father has appointed Bishop of Matamoros (Mexico) Ruy Rendón Leal Archbishop, now Bishop Prelate of El Salto.
Ruy Rendón Leal Archbishop
Ruy Rendón Leal Archbishop was born in Ciudad de Cadereyta de Jimenez, in the State of Nuevo Leon, October 27, 1953. He studied philosophy and theology at the Major Seminary of Monterrey. Then in 1995 he obtained a Licentiate in Biblical Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
He was ordained priest on September 8, 1979, with incardination Archdiocese of Monterrey.
On 28 September 2005 he was appointed Bishop Prelate of El Salto, receiving episcopal ordination on 30 November.
He is currently a member of the Commission for the University of Mexico.
The Pope has named Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Krakow (Poland):
- The Rev. Grzegorz Rys Rev.do, the clergy of the archdiocese itself, now Rector of the Major Seminary of Krakow, assigning him the titular see of ARCave;
- The Father Damian Rev.do Andrzej Muskus, OFM, Provincial Secretary for Education to date, assigning him the titular see of Amaia.
Monsignor Grzegorz Rys Rev.do
The Monsignor Grzegorz Rys Rev.do was born February 9, 1964 in Kraków. In 1982 he entered the major seminary of Krakow. On 22 May 1988 he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Krakow.
After a year as assistant priest at K ê ty, at the Pontifical Theological Academy in Krakow, he received a Doctorate in History.
Since 1994 he is Professor of Church History and in 2000 he achieved the qualification at the Academy.
In the years 2004-2007 was Director of the Chapter of Wawel in Krakow.
In 2007 he was rector of the seminary of the Archdiocese of Krakow.
In 2010 he was Chairman of the Conference of Rectors of Major Seminaries in Poland.
He is currently Rector of the Seminary, Professor of Church History and a member of the Council of Priests and the Pastoral Council.
Rev.do P. Andrzej Damian Muskus, OFM
The Father Damian Rev.do Andrzej Muskus, OFM, was born September 6, 1967 in Nowa Sarzyna.
On October 4, 1991 he made his perpetual vows in the Order of Friars Minor, and June 12, 1993 he was ordained a priest.
In the years 1994-1998 he studied at the Catholic University of Lublin, where he received a Doctorate in Theology with specialization in Catechetics.
From 1999 to 2002 he was professor and prefect of discipline of the Major Seminary in the years 2002-2005, then rector of the seminary at the same inscribed.
In the years 2005-2011 is the custodian of the shrine is inscribed.
Recently in 2011 he was appointed Provincial Secretary for Education.