Loading
Two new auxiliary bishops named for Archdiocese of Chicago
Bishops-elect Alberto Rojas and Andrew Wypych
Bishops-elect Alberto Rojas and Andrew Wypych

.- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed two Archdiocese of Chicago priests to become auxiliary bishops for the archdiocese.

“I am grateful to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, for his appointing two priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago as auxiliary bishops here,” Cardinal Francis George of Chicago said June 13. “Both will bring their dedication to the Church and her people to the office of Bishop. They will make visible in their ministry the love of God for his Church.”

The bishops-elect are Fr. Andrew P. Wypych, pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish, and Fr. Alberto Rojas, pastor of Good Shepherd Parish.

Cardinal George said that the Pope’s pastoral concern for the clergy, vowed religious and laity of the archdiocese is “clearly evident” in the appointments.

Bishop-elect Wypych was born in Kazimierza, Poland in 1954 and ordained as a priest of the Archdiocese of Krakow in 1979. He came to Chicago in 1983 and served as dean of Mundelein Seminary.

Bishop-elect Rojas was born in El Zapote de la Labor, Mexico in 1965. He studied for the priesthood in his native city of Aguascalientes, Mexico and in the Archdiocese of Chicago. He was ordained a priest for the archdiocese in 1997. He was a member of the seminary formation faculty at the Chicago archdiocese’s Mundelein Seminary.

Bishop-elect Wypych will serve as liaison to Polish Catholics and as vicar for Vicariate V of the archdiocese. Bishop-elect Rojas will serve as liaison to Hispanic Catholics and vicar for the archdiocese’s Vicariate III.

There are about 2.4 million Catholics and almost 1,700 priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago, as well as 643 permanent deacons and 3,128 vowed religious.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Syrian Christian refugees
Papal Foundation Pilgrimage
Exorcism or prayer of liberation?
Jul
23

Liturgical Calendar

July 23, 2014

Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:1-9

Gospel
Date
07/23/14
07/20/14
07/19/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 1:1, 4-10
Gospel:: Mt 13: 1-9

Saint of the Day

St. John Cassian »

Saint
Date
07/23/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:1-9

Homily
Date
07/23/14
07/21/14
07/20/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: