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Friday, February 14, 2014


Vatican City, 14 February 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has:

- appointed Rev. Alejandro Daniel Giorgi as auxiliary of the archdiocese of Buenos Aires (area 203, population 2,917,000, Catholics 2,671,000, priests 791, permanent deacons 11, religious 1,871), Argentina. The bishop-elect was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1959 and was ordained a priest in 1990. He studied medicine at the National University of Buenos Aires and holds a licentiate in theology from the Catholic University of Argentina. He has served in a number of pastoral roles, including vicar of the parish of “San Pedro Apostol”, in Villa Devoto, and prefect and vice-rector of the “Inmaculada Concepcion” metropolitan seminary. He is currently rector of the metropolitan seminary of Buenos Aires.

- appointed Msgr. Gustavo Alejandro Montini as auxiliary of the diocese of San Roque de Presidencia Roque Saenz Pena (area 71,303, population 519,032, Catholics 456,120, priests 48, permanent deacons 4, religious 123), Argentina. The bishop-elect was born in Raquel, Argentina in 1970 and was ordained a priest in 1996. He holds a licentiate in spiritual theology from the “Teresianum” Pontifical Institute of Spirituality in Rome. He has served in a number of pastoral roles, including vicar in three parishes in the diocese of Rafaela, diocesan and national assessor for youth pastoral, regional delegate for the National Commission for Youth Pastoral, deputy president of diocesan Caritas, episcopal delegate for the Order of Consecrated Virgins, spiritual director of the seminary of Parana, chancellor, episcopal vicar, moderator of the Curia and, since 2008, vicar general of the diocese of Rafaela.

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