The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Juan Miguel Castro Rojas, of the clergy of the diocese of Ciudad Quesada, until now parish priest of San José in Aguas Zarcas, San Carlos, as bishop of San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica.
The appointment comes after the Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica, presented by Bishop Gabriel Enrique Montero Umaña, O.F.M. Conv.
Msg. Juan Miguel Castro Rojas was born on 20 August 1966 in Concepción de Naranjo. He carried out his priestly formation at the National Seminary of Costa Rica.
He received priestly ordination on December 1, 1990, and was incardinated in the diocese of Alajuela. With the creation of the diocese of Ciudad Quesada on July 25, 1995, he was incardinated in the new ecclesiastical circumscription.
He has held the following offices: parish vicar of San Antonio de Padua in Pital (1991-1994); parish priest of San Juan Bosco in La Fortuna (1995), of the Cathedral of Ciudad Quesada (1996-2015), and vicar general (2003-2013). From 2014 to the present, he has been responsible for the pastoral care of the clergy, and since 2015, parish priest of San José in Aguas Zarcas, San Carlos.