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Pope Names New Auxiliary Bishop for San Diego

Fr. Ramon Bejarano from Diocese of Stockton

Pope Francis has appointed Father Ramon Bejarano of the Diocese of Stockton as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego.

Father Bejarano was born on July 17, 1969, in Laredo, Texas. He completed his ecclesiastical studies at the Diocesan Seminary of Tijuana , Mexico, (1989-1992) and at the Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon (1992-1998).

He was ordained a priest on August 15, 1998 for the Diocese of Stockton.

After his priestly ordination, he held the following positions: Parish Vicar of Saint George Parish in Stockton (1998-2003) and Sacred Heart Parish in Turlock (2004-2006).

He was parish priest of the Holy Family Parish in Modesto (2006-2008) and since 2008, he has served parish priest of the Saint Stanislaus Parish in Modesto. 

He was also member of the presbyteral council and of the college of consultors.


About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio, Sky, and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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