US Native Named Auxiliary of Chosica, Peru

From Congregation of the Holy Cross


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A Massachusetts-born priest has been named auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Chosica, Peru.

Pope Francis named Father Arthur Colgan, of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, as auxiliary of the Diocese of Chosica.

Arthur Colgan was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1946, gave his religious vows in 1966 and was ordained a priest in 1973. 

He has served in a number of pastoral and administrative roles within his religious Institute, including superior of the Congregation of the Holy Cross in Peru, parish priest, vicar general, episcopal vicar for the Archdiocese of Lima, Peru, theological assessor for the Episcopal Commission for Social Action of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference, and provincial superior for the Eastern Province of his congregation in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He is currently vicar general of the Diocese of Chosica, Peru.

The diocese has a population of close to 2 million with 1.7 million of them being Catholic. They are served by a mere 130 priests and just over 700 religious.

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