New Archbishop Named for Monterrey, Mexico

MONTERREY, Mexico, JAN. 26, 2003 ( John Paul II appointed Francisco Robles Ortega, bishop of Toluca, Mexico, as metropolitan archbishop of Monterrey.

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The new archbishop succeeds Cardinal Antonio Suárez Rivera, who is retiring.

Francisco Robles was born in Mascota on March 2, 1949. Ordained a priest in July 1976 by the Diocese of Autlan, he earned a licentiate in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome.

He was appointed auxiliary of Toluca in 1991, and bishop in June 1996.

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