Monday, April 24, 2017

Angelicum Alumnus appointed Bishop of Joinville, Brazil



The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Joinville, Brazil, His Excellency Msgr. Francisco Carlos Bach, transferring him from the diocese of São José dos Pinhais. "
Msgr. Francisco Carlos Bach 
Msgr. Francisco Carlos Bach was born on 4 May 1954 in Ponta Grossa, in the homonymous dioceses in the state of Parana. In the metropolitan see of Curitiba he completed his studies in philosophy at the Rainha dos Apostolos major seminary (1972-1973) and theology at the Studium Theologicum (1974-1977). He then obtained a licentiate in canon law at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (1985-1987).
On 3 December 1977 he was ordained a priest and incardinated in the diocese of Ponta Grossa. During his priestly ministry he has held the following positions: parish priest of São Jorge in Ponta Grossa; bursar, professor and rector of the minor seminary; diocesan pastoral coordinator; parish vicar of the Sant’Ana Cathedral and the parish of São Sebastião ; professor at the Mater Ecclesiae Institute of Philosophy and Theology (IFITEME); diocesan judge auditor; rector of the major seminary; diocesan treasurer; director of the Sant'Ana diocesan radio; member of the presbyteral council and the College of Consulters; diocesan administrator; and vicar general.
On 27 July 2005 he was appointed as bishop of Toledo and received episcopal ordination on 27 October. On 3 October 2012 he was transferred to the diocese of São José dos Pinhais.
Within the National Conference of Brazilian Bishops he is currently member of the Commission for the Ecclesiastical Courts of Appeals and the Secretary of the Sul 2 Regional Bishops’ Council (State of Parana).