Solsona, Spain, Jan 4, 2022 / 17:39 pm
Pope Francis on Monday appointed Bishop Francisco Simón Conesa Ferrer as Bishop of Solsona. The Spanish diocese had been vacated by the August 2021 resignation of its bishop, who has since attempted marriage.
Bishop Conesa was Bishop of Menorca from October 2016 until his transfer to Solsona. He is expected to being his ministry in Solsona in March.
Bishop Conesa told the faithful in Solsona in a Jan. 3 statement that he had "received the appointment with joy."
“It’s certainly hard for me to leave Menorca, where I have found an extraordinary welcome from the beginning. During the five years that I have been here I have learned to love this land, its culture and, above all, its people. Now the Pope asks me to change course and be the pastor of your Diocese and I do so full of hope, trusting in the action of the Holy Spirit and also in his help.”