Appointment of bishop of Ciudad Victoria, Mexico
The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Osar Efraín Tamez Villareal as bishop of the diocese of Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, transferring him from the titular see of Madauro and the office of auxiliary of the metropolitan archdiocese of Monterrey.
Bishop Oscar Efraín Tamez Villareal was born on 4 September 1973 in Allende, in the State of Nuevo León. After completing his studies for the priesthood at Monterrey Seminary he was ordained a priest on 15 August 2003, and incardinated in the metropolitan archdiocese of Monterrey. In 2008 he was awarded a licentiate in moral theology from the Alphonsianum Academy in Rome.
He has served as parish vicar, attorney for matrimonial cases at the Ecclesiastical Tribunal, formator and lecturer in the seminary, coordinator of the vocational centre, coordinator of the Commission for Responsible Parenthood and the Defence of Life, Member of the National Council of the Mexican Organisation of Vocational Pastoral Care, and chaplain of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate.
On 31 October 2016 he was appointed as titular bishop of Madauro and auxiliary of Monterrey, receiving episcopal ordination on 11 January 2017.