Br. César Garza Miranda appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Monterrey, Mexico

The Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of Monterrey, Mexico, Br. César Garza Miranda, OFM, parish priest, dean and member of the presbyteral council representing consecrated life, assigning him the titular see of Magneto.

Br. César was born in San Nicolás de los Garza on 18 October 1971. He qualified as an accountant and studied philosophy and theology in the Franciscan Faculty of Guadalajara and Monterrey.

He was ordained a priest on 14 December 2002, and incardinated in the Order of Friars Minor, Province of Saints Francis and James in Mexico.

He obtained a licentiate in philosophy at the Franciscan University of Guanajuato and a licentiate and doctorate in dogmatic theology at the Antonianum University in Rome. He also obtained a diploma for formators at the Gregorian University in Rome.

He was deputy director of the Franciscan College in Etzatlán, professor at the Franciscan Institute of Philosophy, and parish vicar of two parishes. Until now he has served as parish priest of the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, dean and member of the presbyteral council representing consecrated life.