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Resignations and Appointments, 19.12.2018

Resignation of bishop of Corumbá, Brazil, and appointment of successor

Resignation of auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Appointment of bishop of Palmeira dos Índios, Brazil

 

Resignation of bishop of Corumbá, Brazil, and appointment of successor

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Corumbá, Brazil, presented by H.E. Msgr. Segismundo Martínez Álvarez, S.D.B.

The Pope has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Corumbá, Brazil, the Rev. Fr. João Aparecido Bergamasco, S.A.C., currently parish priest of Nossa Senhora de Fátima in Fátima do Sul, diocese of Dourados, in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul.

Rev. Fr. João Aparecido Bergamasco, S.A.C.

The Rev. Fr. João Aparecido Bergamasco, S.A.C., was born on 15 May 1967 in Tuneiras do Oeste, in the State of Paraná, diocese of Umuarama. He gave his religious profession in the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottini) on 25 March 1993 and was ordained a priest on 26 December 1993.

He studied philosophy and theology at the Institute of Philosophy and Theology of Santa Maria Faculdade Palotina in Santa Maria, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul.

As a priest he has held the following positions: parish vicar of “São Francisco de Assis” in Ariquemes-RO (1994-1996); parish vicar of “Cristo Salvador” in Cerejeiras-RO (1996-1998); parish priest of “Santo Antônio”, in Iporã-PR (1999-2001); parish priest of the “Nossa Senhora de Fátima” Sanctuary in Manaus-AM (2001-2002 and 2015-2017); parish vicar of “São Roque” in Coronel Vivida-PR (2004-2006); director of the “Rádio Vicente Pallotti” in Coronel Vivida-PR; vocational animator in Palotina-PR (2006-2009); rector of the “São Vicente Pallotti” minor seminary in Palotina-PR (2009-2011); parish vicar of “Nossa Senhora de Fátima” in Porto Alegre-RS (2011); auxiliary administrator of the “Gráfica Editora Pallotti” in São Leopoldo-PR (2011); parish vicar of “Rainha dos Apóstolos” in Manaus-AM (2012); and director of the “São Vicente Pallotti” postulancy in Manaus-AM (2014-2017).

Since 2017 he has served as parish priest of “Nossa Senhora de Fátima” in Fátima do Sul, in the diocese of Dourados, in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul.

 

Resignation of auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, U.S.A.

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, United States of America, presented by H.E. Msgr. Alexander Salazar.

 

Appointment of bishop of Palmeira dos Índios, Brazil

The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Palmeira dos Índios, Brazil, the Rev. Manoel de Oliveira Soares Filho, of the clergy of Bragança do Pará, currently parish priest of “Nossa Senhora Aparecida” in Dom Eliseu.

Rev. Manoel de Oliveira Soares Filho

The Rev. Manoel de Oliveira Soares Filho was born on 25 September 1965 in São Domingos do Capim, diocese of Castanhal, in the State of Pará. He completed his studies in philosophy at the “São Pius X” seminary in Belém-PA, and in theology at the “Instituto de Pastoral Regional” (IPAR) in Belém-PA. In addition, he attended the course in religious sciences at the “Universidade Estadual Vale do Acaraú” in Sobral-CE and in sociology at the Federal University of Pará in Belém-PA.

He was ordained a priest on 26 September 1993 and was incardinated in the diocese of Bragança do Pará, where he served as pastor of the following parishes: “Santa Luzia” in Santa Luzia do Pará-PA (1994-2001); “Nossa Senhora da Conceição” in Ourém-PA (2001-2009); “Sagrado Coração de Jesus” in Bragança-PA (2009-2011); and “Nossa Senhora da Piedade” in Irituia-PA (2011-2018). He was also diocesan coordinator of pastoral care (1996-2001).

He is currently parish priest of “Nossa Senhora Aparecida” in Dom Eliseu-PA, and member of the presbyteral council and the college of consultors.