VATICAN.VA REPORT: RESIGNATION OF THE BISHOP OF CÁDIZ Y Ceuta (SPAIN) AND APPOINTMENT OF SUCCESSOR
The Holy Father Benedict XVI accepted the resignation from the ministry of the Diocese of Cádiz y Ceuta (Spain), presented by Bishop Antonio Ceballos Atienza, in accordance with canon 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law.
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The Pope has appointed Bishop of Cádiz y Ceuta Archbishop Rafael Zornoza Boy, Titular Bishop so far. Mentes and the Auxiliary of Getafe.
Archbishop Rafael Zornoza Boy
Archbishop Rafael Zornoza Boy was born in Madrid July 31, 1949. He followed his ecclesiastical studies at the Seminary of Madrid-Alcalá and obtained a Licentiate in Biblical Theology at the Pontifical University of Comillas (Madrid).
He was ordained a priest March 19, 1975 for the Diocese of Madrid-Alcala, joining then in the Getafe when it was erected in 1991.
In Madrid was then assistant pastor (1975-1983), Deputy Regent (1983-1985) and Parish Priest of San Jorge (1985-1991), archpriest of San Agustín (1986-1991).
At Getafe was the first Secretary of the Bishop (1991-2004) and Rector of the Seminary since its founding in 1991 until 2009.
On 13 December 2005 he was elected titular Bishop of Mentes and appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Getafe. He received his episcopal consecration on February 5 next.
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