Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Angelicum alumnus appointed as Archbishop of Mendoza, Argentina

The Holy Father has appointed as Archbishop of Mendoza, Argentina, H.E. Msgr. Marcelo Daniel Colombo, currently Bishop of La Rioja.

H.E. Msgr. Marcelo Daniel Colombo was born on 27 March 1961. After obtaining a bachelor's degree in trade and the title of a lawyer from the University of Buenos Aires, in 1982 he entered the seminary of Quilmes. He was ordained a priest on 16 December 1988, and in 1994 obtained a doctorate in canon law from the Angelicum in Rome. He has held various offices in difference parishes, in the Curia and in the seminary of Quilmes, and has been a visiting professor in the faculty of canon law of the Catholic University of Argentina and episcopal delegate at the Catholic University of La Plata. In 2004 he was appointed as pastor of the Cathedral of Quilmes.

He was appointed as bishop of Orán on 8 May 2008 and was consecrated the following 8 August. On 13 July 2013, he was transferred to the diocese of La Rioja.

In 2017, the prelate was elected as second vice president of the Episcopal Conference of Argentina. He is also a member of the Commissions for Social Pastoral Ministry, Aboriginal Pastoral Ministry, the Lay Apostolate, Family Pastoral Care and the Council for Economic Affairs.