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Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Vatican City, 20 November 2013 (VIS) - Today, the Holy Father appointed Msgr. Armando Antonio Ortiz Aguirre of the clergy of Leon, Mexico, as bishop of Ciudad Lazaro Cardenas (area 14,800, population 846,000, Catholics 787,000, priests 43, religious 82), Mexico. The bishop-elect was born in Guanajuto, Mexico in 1952 and was ordained a priest in 1977. He has served in a number of pastoral roles within the archdiocese of Leon, including formator, prefect of discipline, spiritual director and head of the preparatory course in the minor seminary; vice rector and professor at the major seminary; chaplain of the “Sanatorio Moderno Pablo de Anda” and spiritual director of the faculty of theology of the seminary of Leon. He is currently priest of the parish of “San Maximiliano Koolbe” and co-ordinator general of the diocesan presbyteral commission.

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