Pope Francis has appointed new bishops for a true and full change. The new prelates will take their seats immediately.
Pope Francis and the new bishops
The Holy Father has decided: new bishops for some cities in the world. It is Holland, Lithuania and Canada that see new Prelates in their cities.
Amsterdam: Monsignor Hendriks arrives
In HollandAfter the renunciation of the Apostolic Administrator “ad nutum Sanctae Sedis” of the Military Ordinariate Joseph Maria Punt, the Holy Father appointed Monsignor Everardus Johannes de Jong. Changes are also underway for the city of Amsterdam. Monsignor Johannes Willibrordus Maria Hendriks for the Diocese of the city, it takes the place of De Jong.
Canada: Monsignor Poisson appointed
But, as we said, changes taking place are also present in North America. In Canada, Pope Francis has decided to unite two Dioceses under one guide. We are talking about Archbishop Raymond Poisson, who will guide the Dioceses of Mont-Laurier and that of Saint-Jérôme.
Lithuania: the appointment of Monsignor Jurevičius
Last change is in Lithuania, where is it Monsignor Algirdas Jurevičius, becomes Bishop of the Diocese of Telšiai.
Who are the new Prelates
These are very influential personalities in the respective local Churches. SELF. Mons. Johannes Willibrordus Maria Hendriks he was born on 17 November 1954 in Leidschendam. He studied philosophy and theology at the Higher Institute of Theology in Amsterdam, ordained a priest on September 27, 1979. He is a consultant to the Congregation for the Clergy in the Roman Curia. He was ordained bishop on December 10, 2011.
On the other side, Monsignor Raymond Poisson he was born on April 30, 1958 in Saint-Hyacinthe and was ordained a priest on December 9, 1983. On May 1, 2012 he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Saint-Jérôme and received Episcopal ordination on the following June 15.
Lastly, Archbishop Jurevičius. Born on March 24, 1972 in Vievis. For the Lithuanian Episcopal Conference he is responsible for the doctrinal questions of the Church.
In the light of Christ, let them know how to best guide the communities entrusted to them.
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