October 12, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Archbishop Wenski to introduce Vatican appointed Auxiliary Bishop
Meet him today
at Press Conference at the Archdiocese
Miami… (October 12, 2017) The Archdiocese of Miami is proud to announce that
Pope Francis has named a new Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Miami. Join
Archbishop Thomas Wenski as he introduces his new Auxiliary Bishop on Thursday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. at the Pastoral Center
of the archdiocese located at 9401 Biscayne Blvd. Miami Shores, FL 33138.
The new Auxiliary Bishop
will be the 1st Peruvian
bishop in United States and the 11th Auxiliary Bishop to serve the South Florida Catholic community since the
Diocese of Miami was created in 1958, which became an archdiocese in 1968.
Auxiliary Bishop will be ordained Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at 2
p.m. by Archbishop Thomas Wenski at St. Mary Cathedral.
What is an Auxiliary Bishop?
An Auxiliary Bishop is a
bishop assigned to a Catholic diocese or archdiocese to assist its
residential bishop. Whether in a diocese or archdiocese, his title is bishop.
About Father Enrique
Enrique Delgado was born
December 26, 1955 in Lima, Peru, he is one of 11 siblings. All are
Delgado studied at
University of Lima in Peru where in 1982, he earned a Masters in Economics,
with a concentration on Finance and Accounting. He managed a company
with 150 employees, but after several years of working, he discerned a
vocation to the priesthood.
He decided to immigrate to
the US and applied for the Archdiocese of Miami and was accepted into its
seminary programs in Miami and Boynton Beach where he graduated with honors
receiving both a Masters of Theology and a Masters of Divinity. He was
ordained June 29, 1996 for the Archdiocese of Miami in Lima, Peru.
Miami auxiliary, Agustin Roman, was ordaining bishop.
After being assigned as
parochial vicar at St. Agnes in Key Biscayne from June 1996 to June 1999 and
Nativity in Hollywood from June 1999 to April 2003, he was appointed pastor
of St. Justin Martyr Church in Key Largo, Florida in April of 2003.
In August of 2010, he was appointed
pastor of St. Katherine Drexel Parish in Weston, Florida where he recently
completed construction of the parish’s first church building.
In December 2015, having
completed his doctoral dissertation, “Building our Parish Together: an
Exploration in Participatory Leadership”, he was awarded a PhD in
practical theology from St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida.
The Archdiocese of Miami
Media contact: Maria Alejandra Rivas, Media Coordinator, at (305)762-1046 [email protected],
or Mary Ross Agosta, Director of Communications, at (305)762-1043 [email protected].
Corrected: The original release said Father Delgado will be the 14th auxiliary bishop of Miami. He will be the 11th.