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Br Luis Enrique Saldaña Guerra, OFM appointed Bishop

Diocese of David, Panama

15 February 2024

On the 15th February 2024, the Holy Father appointed Br Luis Enrique Saldaña Guerra, OFM Bishop of the Diocese of David, Panama. 

Br Luis Enrique was born on the 24th February, 1966 in Chiriquí, Panama. He entered the Franciscan Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe of Central America and the Caribbean on the 1st January, 1994. He studied Philosophy at the Rafael Landívar University of Guatemala and Theology at the José Simeón Cañas Central American University of El Salvador. 

He made his Solemn Profession on the 23rd February 2002 and was ordained a priest on the 29th April 2006. 

He has carried out the following services: Provincial Definitor, Guardian of various Fraternities, Parochial Vicar in various parishes, Director of the Pius XII Colleges of Boquete and Saint Francis of Assisi of David Chiriquí of Panama, deputy director of “Obras Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro” in Antigua Guatemala, Vice President of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Conference of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Since the 27th January, 2021, he has been Minister Provincial of the Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 

We extend our best wishes to our brother Luis Enrique in his ministry serving the people of God.

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