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Saturday, June 6, 2015

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Vatican City, 6 June 2015 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Fr. Jose Alberto Gonzalez Juarez as bishop of Tuxtepec (area 6,000, population 781,000, Catholics 738,000, priests 50, permanent deacons 10, religious 34), Mexico. The bishop-elect was born in El Parral, Mexico in 1967 and was ordained a priest in 1995. He holds a licentiate in philosophy from the Pontifical University in Mexico, and has served in a number of pastoral roles in the archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutierrez, including parish vicar, parish priest, superior of the preparatory course and teacher in philosophy, and rector of the seminary. He is currently parish of the Church of the Immaculate Conception and episcopal vicar for consecrated life.

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