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Resignations and Appointments, 08.06.2020

Appointment of bishop of Astorga, Spain

The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of Astorga, Spain, Bishop Jesús Fernández González, currently titular of Rotdon and auxiliary of Santiago de Compostela.

Bishop Jesús Fernández González

Bishop Jesús Fernández González was born in Selga de Ordás, diocese of León, on 15 September 1955. He was ordained a priest on 29 June 1980, and incardinated in the diocese of León. He was awarded a licentiate in philosophy with a specialisation in psychology from the Pontifical University of Salamanca.

He has served as rector and professor at the minor seminary and also formator in the major seminary, parish priest, episcopal vicar for pastoral care and for the clergy, and vicar general of the diocese of  León.

On 10 December 2013 he was elected as titular bishop of Rotdon and auxiliary of Santiago de Compostela, and was ordained bishop on 8 February 2014. In the episcopal conference he is president of the Subcomisión Episcopal de Acción Caritativa y Social.