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Resignations and Appointments, 25.09.2017

Resignation of bishop of Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico, and appointment of successor

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico, presented by H.E. Msgr. Braulio Rafael León Villegas.

The Pope has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico, H.E. Msgr. Oscar Armando Campos Contreras, transferring him from the diocese of Tehuantepec.

H.E. Msgr. Oscar Armando Campos Contreras

H.E. Msgr. Oscar Armando Campos Contreras was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, on 13 September 1947. He carried out his ecclesiastical Studies in the seminary of Guadalajara.

He was ordained a priest on 27 December 1978, and was incardinated in the diocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.

He attended several courses in Mexico City, especially in relation to social pastoral ministry, and in Brussels, Belgium, where he obtained a diploma in pastoral ministry.

He has held the office of parish vicar in the parishes of Sagrario de la Catedral in Tuxtla Gutiérrez (1978-1980) and in the parish of Santa Cruz (1980-1982); he was parish priest in the parishes of Nuestra Señora del Sagrado Corazón (1982-1990), of Santa Cruz (1990-1992) and of Sagrario de la Catedral (1998-2002).

He was appointed as titular bishop of Summa and auxiliary of Antequera, Oaxaca, on 23 May 2006, and received episcopal ordination on the following 12 July. On 2 February 2010 he was appointed as bishop of the diocese of Tehuantepec.