Appointment of auxiliary bishop of Zamora, Mexico
The Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Zamora, Mexico, the Reverend Francisco Figueroa Cervantes, until now pro-vicar general of the same diocese, assigning him the titular see of Lamasba.
Msgr. Francisco Figueroa Cervantes was born on 11 April 1975 in Jiquilpan, diocese of Zamora. Before embarking on the path to the priesthood, he attended the Faculty of Computer Engineering at the Tecnológico de Monterrey.
He entered the seminary in Zamora and was ordained a priest on 21 June 2003 for the same diocese. In 2005 he obtained a licentiate in theology and in 2007 a licentiate in Church history from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
He has been vice parish priest and since 2008 formator in the seminary, chaplain in several religious communities and collaborator of the Nuestra Señora del Rosario parish. In 2018 he was appointed pro-vicar general after serving as secretary chancellor of the Curia.