Monday 5 March 2018

Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Mario Aviles


In the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle, Texas, Fr Mario Aviles of the Pharr Oratory, who had been Procurator General of the Oratorian Confederation since 2012, was ordained bishop on 22nd February. He is the auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Brownsville, Texas, which has 1.3 million inhabitants, of whom 87% are Catholic.

Here is the new bishop together with our own Bishop Robert Byrne, and Bishop Edoardo Cerrato, Bishop of Ivrea: