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Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Vatican City, 5 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Fr. Ernesto Giobando, S.J., as auxiliary of the diocese 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 Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz and was ordained a priest in 1990. He holds a licentiate from the faculty of philosophy and theology of San Miguel, in the Colegio of San Jose. He gave his vows to the Society of Jesus in 2000. He has served in a number of pastoral roles, including minister of CIAS (Centro de Investigacion y Accion Social), superior of the “Regina Martyrum” residence in Buenos Aires, national secretary of the Apostolate of Prayer in Argentina, national director of the Youth Eucharistic Movement; member of the presbyteral council and chief of pastoral for adults in the archdiocese of Buenos Aires. He is currently rector of the Sagrada Familia residence in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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