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CHAD, editors • On February 23rd, Pére Nicolas Nadji Bab, a member of the Schoenstatt Federation of Priests in Chad, was ordained as bishop. For the past few months – since the appointment of his predecessor Miguel Ángel Sebastián Martínez (MCCJ) as Bishop of Sarh, Chad – he has been the diocesan administrator of the diocese of Laï, for which he was appointed by Pope Francis in mid-December. For the Schoenstatt Federation of Priests, it is a joy, honor, and obligation that one of its members was chosen for thisRead More
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GERMANY, Maria Fischer • During a solemn Pontifical High Mass in the packed  Fulda Cathedral on Sunday, 31 March 2019, Bishop Dr Michael Gerber (49) was inaugurated into his office as spiritual leader of the Diocese of Fulda by the competent Metropolitan, Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker (Paderborn). Two thousand people took part in the Mass in and around the Fulda Cathedral, among them many members of the Schoenstatt Movement in the diocese of Fulda and from all over Germany and beyond. Schoenstatters from Austria, Bolivia, USA and Argentina followed the ceremoniesRead More
GERMANY, Press Office Fulda Diocese, Maria Fischer • A great celebration for the whole of the diocese of Fulda is approaching: On Sunday, 31 March, the new Bishop of Fulda, Dr Michael Gerber (49) will be solemnly installed as Bishop in Fulda Cathedral. The installation takes place at 3 p.m. by the competent Metropolitan, Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker (Paderborn), in the framework of solemn High Mass. HR-TV will broadcast the service live from Fulda Cathedral. More than a thousand guests are expected to attend. – The Apostolic Nuncio to Germany, ArchbishopRead More
GERMANY, Editorial team • Pope Francis has appointed the Auxiliary Bishop of Freiburg, Dr Michael Gerber (48) the new Bishop of Fulda. This was announced simultaneously on Thursday (13.12) in Rome, Fulda and Freiburg. As a result Michael Gerber becomes the successor of Bishop Heinz-Josef Algermissen, whose resignation after seventeen years in office in Fulda was accepted on 5 June by Pope Francis. Michael Gerber, who is a member of the Institute of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests, thus becomes the youngest bishop of a German diocese. — In his first reactionRead More
USA, Maria Fischer Fr. Juan Miguel Betancourt Torres was ordained a bishop for the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, 18 October  2018 at its Cathedral of St. Joseph. And during the celebration, by Ezequiel Menendez’, the music Director of the Archdiocese of Hartford, CT, initiative and thanks some German, Argentinean and Italian members of the Schoenstatt.org team’s collaboration, a song very dear to him and so many Schoenstatt members resounded in the Cathedral: Maria de la Alianza…. — It was announced on September 18 at the Vatican that His Holiness, Pope Francis,Read More
BOLIVIA, Fr. José Luis Correa • On 27 March 2018, Tuesday in Holy Week, Pope Francis appointed the priest, Fr Giovani Edgar Arana, Auxiliary Bishop of El Alto in Bolivia. The future Auxiliary Bishop is a member of the first course of the Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation in Bolivia, and worked from 2010-2013 as Diocesan Leader of the Schoenstatt Movement in La Paz.  Giovani Edgar Arana was born on 23 May 1974 in La Paz in the Diocese of La Paz. He studied philosophy and theology in the San Jeronimo SeminaryRead More
PERÚ, Queca Espinoza and Manuel Huapaya • “I want to be God’s peasant and that is how I feel.” Making the words of the Apostolic Nuncio Bishop Girazolli his own, the new Bishop of Caravelí, Bishop Reinaldo Nann began his homily, but not before greeting and thanking his mother, Gerda Nann, his brothers, priest friends who came from Germany, and everyone present. Taking possession of the Prelature was celebrated on Tuesday, August 22, the Feast of Mary’s Coronation as Queen of Heaven, in St. Peter the Apostle Cathedral where theRead More
PERÚ, Manuel Huapaya • “Thank you, Reinaldo, for your missionary heart, for loving Peru!” With these words, Bishop Salvador Piñeiro (President of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference) concluded his homily on Tuesday, 15 August, on the Feast of the Assumption of the Most Holy Virgin Mary when the Lord gave us the joy of the Episcopal Consecration of one his sons.  Bishop Reinaldo Nann, a diocesan priest from the Archdiocese of Freiburg, Germany, who has worked in Peru for more than twenty years and who is also a member of theRead More
PARAGUAY, Mirta Etchegaray de Arias, Morocha and Carlos Etchegaray • On Sunday, 20 June, Bishop Claudio Giménez returned to his home, his very beloved Tupãrenda, after generously serving the Church as Bishop of Caacupé for 22 years. The Schoenstatt Family welcomed him with a celebration. On 28 May 1980, the Virgin of Caacupé visited Tupãrenda for the first time… We had recently bought the land for our GREATLY DESIRED SHRINE. On that first visit, we went on pilgrimage with the Virgin to the exact place where the Shrine would beRead More
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC/VATICAN, editorial team • Today, 1 July 2017, Pope Francis appointed Fr. Ramón Benito Ángeles Fernández, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Bishop Benito Ángeles is the vicar of Santo Domingo among other things he is also a member of the Schoenstatt Secular Institute of Diocesan Priests. Congratulations Bishop Ramón Benito and our prayers and contributions to the capital of grace! Original: Spanish. 1 July 2017. Translation: Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX USA. Edited: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USARead More