WASHINGTON—PopeFrancis has appointed Father Enrique Delgado as a new auxiliary bishop in theDiocese of Miami, Florida. Father Delgado is a priest of the Archdiocese of Miamiand currently serves as pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Church in Weston,Florida.
Theappointment was publicized in Washington on October 12 by Archbishop ChristophePierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
FatherDelgado was born December 26, 1955 in Lima, Peru. He earned a master's degreein economics with a concentration in finance and accounting from the Universityof Lima in Peru. He worked for several years managing a company beforeimmigrating to the United States. He entered seminary in the Archdiocese ofMiami in 1991.
Hecompleted his studies in philosophy at St. John Vianney College Seminary inMiami and finished a master's degree in theology in 1995 and a master of divinityin 1996 from St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida.
Hewas ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Miami on June 29, 1996, in a HolyMass in Peru officiated by Monsignor Agustin Roman.
Assignmentsafter ordination include: parochial vicar at St. Agnes Church, Key Biscayne, Florida,1996-1999; parochial vicar, Nativity Catholic Church, Hollywood, Florida, 1999-2003;pastor, St. Justin the Martyr Catholic Church, Key Largo, Florida, 2003-2010;pastor, St. Katharine Drexel Church, Weston, Florida, 2014-present.
FatherDelgado finished his doctoral studies in practical theology on December 19,2015 from St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida.
TheArchdiocese of Miami, Florida, comprises 4,958 square miles. It has a totalpopulation of 4,317,591 people of which 496,528, or 12 percent, are Catholic.
Keywords: Pope Francis, Reverend Enrique Delgado, Archbishop Christophe Pierre,Apostolic Nunciature, Archdiocese of Miami.
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