Pope Names Bishop in Spain

Also Changes Announced in Italy and United States

Bishop Spain
Fernando García Cadiñanos © Diocese of Mondoñedo-Ferrol

The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Mondoñedo-Ferrol, Spain, the Reverend Fernando García Cadiñanos, of the clergy of Burgos, until now vicar-general.

Msgr. Fernando García Cadiñanos was born in Burgos on 7th May 1968. He studied philosophy and theology at the major seminary of Burgos. He obtained a licentiate in dogmatic theology from the Faculty of Theology in Burgos and a licentiate in social sciences from the Pontifical Gregorian University, specializing in the Social Doctrine of the Church and social ethics. He was ordained a priest on 26 June 1993.

Since ordination he has served as parish vicar of Santa Catalina in Aranda de Duero (1993-1997), diocesan delegate for the Pastoral Care of Labour (1995-1997), parish priest of Solarana (2000-2014), and Villalmanzo (2004-2014), founder and secretary of the diocesan Department of Socio-Political Formation to the Faith (2000-2010), archpriest of Arlanza (2005-2014), parish priest of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves (2014-2016), episcopal delegate for Caritas since 2015, and vicar general from 2016 to the present.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mondoñedo-Ferrol (also known as “Dioecesis Mindoniensis-Ferrolensis”) is the northernmost of the four Latin rite suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela, which covers Galicia in the northwest of Spain. The area had previously been home to Britonia, a settlement founded by expatriate Britons in the wake of the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain. Britonia was represented by the diocese referred to as Britonensis ecclesia (Britton church) in sources from the 6th and 7th centuries.

Resignation of bishop of Mileto-Nicotera-Tropea, Italy, and appointment of apostolic administrator

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Mileto-Nicotera-Tropea, Italy, presented by Bishop Luigi Renzo, and has appointed Bishop Francesco Oliva of Locri-Gerace as apostolic administrator of the same see.

Resignation of auxiliary bishop of the metropolitan archdiocese of Chicago, U.S.A.

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary bishop of the metropolitan archdiocese of Chicago, United States of America, presented by Bishop John R. Manz.