The Holy Father has appointed:
– Fr. Louis Corriveau and Fr. Marc Pelchat as auxiliaries of the archdiocese of Québec (area 35,180, population 1,223,139, Catholics 1,023,139, priests 654, permanent deacons 90, religious 2,916), Canada.
Bishop-elect Corriveau was born in Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Canada in 1964 and was ordained a priest in 1990. He has served as parish vicar of Saint-Georges and Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande, animator of vocations and member of the community of formators in the major seminary, and spiritual father of the major seminary. He is currently pastor of Saint-Bernardin-de-Sienne in Rivière-à-Pierre and administrator of three parishes, and spiritual advisor for the Equipes Notre-Dame for Canada.
Bishop-elect Pelchat was born in Saint-Samuel-du-Lac-Drolet, Canada in 1950 and was ordained a priest in 1976. He holds a master’s degree in theology from the Laval University, Québec, Canada, and a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. He has served as vicar in several parishes, animator of the Lotbinière and Bois-Francs pastoral region, parish priest of Sainte-Emmelie-de-Lotbinière and animator of the Québec-Centre pastoral region. He was dean of the faculty of theology and religious sciences at the Laval University for three mandates and is currently associate professor. He is also vicar general and moderator of the Curia of the archdiocese of Québec.
– Fr. Luis Alberto Barrera Pacheco, M.C.C.J., as bishop of Tarma (area 13,032, population 689,000, Catholics 584,000, priests 23, religious 34), Peru. The bishop-elect was born in Gorgor, Peru in 1966, gave his religious vows in 1994 and was ordained a priest in 1995. He studied philosophy and theology in the “Juan XXIII” Institute of Higher Studies in Lima, Peru and has served in a number of pastoral roles including pastor of the Santa Ana parish in the diocese of Kaga Bandoro, Central African Republic and formator of Combonian postulates in Bangui, Central African Republic. He is currently provincial superior of the Province of Combonian Missionaries for Peru and Chile, and vice-president of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men Religious in Peru.
– Bishop José Parra Sandoval of Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela as archbishop of Coro (area 21,395, population 667,730, Catholics 531,390, priests 58, permanent deacons 7, religious 42), Venezuela. He succeeds Archbishop Roberto Lückert León, whose resignation was accepted by the Holy Father.