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Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Vatican City, 8 January 2014 (VIS) – Today, the Holy Father appointed Fr. Irineu Roman, C.S.I. as auxiliary of the archdiocese of Belem do Para (area 2.082, population 2,125,000, Catholics 1,544,000, priests 194, permanent deacons 84, religious 518), Brazil. The bishop-elect was born in Vista Alegre do Prata, Brazil in 1958, gave his perpetual vows in 1988 and was ordained a priest in 1990. He studied theology at the Instituto Teologico do Norte do Parana in Londrina, Brazil, and the Pontifical Catholic University of Porto Alegre. He has served in the following pastoral roles: director of the Giuseppino di Fazenda Souza seminary in Caxias do Sul, director of the Giuseppino di Ana Rech seminary in Caxias do Sul, vicar of the parish of “Santa Rita de Cassia” in Planaltina and director of the seminary for adult vocations; director and chancellor of the religious community of Planaltina. He is currently priest of the parish of “Santa Edwiges” in Belem, in the archdiocese of Belem do Para and episcopal vicar of the “Sao Joao Batista” region.

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