Argentina: Pope Appoints New Auxiliary Bishop

Bishop-elect Marcelo Julián Margni had been Seminary Rector

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The Holy Father on December 5, 2017, appointed as auxiliary bishop of Quilmes, Argentina, the Rev. Marcelo Julián Margni, of the clergy of the same diocese, rector of the diocesan seminary, assigning him the titular see of Stefaniaco.

Bishop-elect Marcelo Julián Margni

The Rev. Marcelo J. Margni was born in Avellaneda on September 12, 1971. He studied in the seminary of the diocese of Quilmes and was ordained a priest on September 24, 1999. He obtained a licentiate in theology with a specialization in youth ministry and catechesis from the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome.

He has held the following offices: parish vicar of the Sagrada Familia parish in Berazateguí, San Cayetano in Quilmes Oeste, San Martín de Porres in Florencia Varela, Exaltación de la Cruz de los Quilmes in Ribera de Quilmes and the Cathedral of Quilmes; pastor of the Nuestra Señora de la Medalla Milagrosa parish in Bernal Oeste; director of the San Pablo Apóstol diocesan Institute of Catechesis, and episcopal vicar for evangelization. He is currently rector of the diocesan seminary, pastoral director of the Nuestra Señora de Itatí parish and member of the presbyteral council and the college of consultors.

 

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