Pope Francis appointed Monsignor Leszek Leszkiewicz as auxiliary bishop of Tarnow, Poland. He joins two other auxliaries in assisting Bishop Andrzej Jeż.
Leszek Leszkiewicz was born in Gorlice, Poland, in 1970 and was ordained a priest in 1996. He holds a licentiate in missiology from the Pontifical Urbanian University in Rome, and has served in a number of roles including parish vicar, missionary in Ecuador, deputy director of the department for missions of the diocese of Tarnow, and prefect of discipline in the major seminary of Tarnow.
He is currently vicar forane and pastor of the parish of St. Nicholas, and custodian of the shrine to the Blessed Virgin in Bochnia.
The Diocese of Tarnow has just over one million Catholics, served by 1,455 priests and 1,145 religious.