Denver Newsroom, Oct 10, 2022 / 11:32 am
Pope Francis has appointed Father José María Avendaño Perea as auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Getafe. His mother, Jorja Perea, who died in 2015, is in the process of beatification.
“A mother is always attentive to her children and my mother must have interceded,” the priest said during a press conference held regarding his appointment.
Avendaño is a native of Villanueva de Alcardete in Spain's Toledo province and has been working as vicar general and vicar for clergy in the Diocese of Getafe, to which he has belonged since its creation in 1991.
He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Madrid in 1987. Since the creation of the diocese in which he will serve as auxiliary bishop, he has carried out a good part of his pastoral work in the city of Leganés, where he was archpriest.