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Vatican - Fr Cristóbal López Romero, SDB, appointed Archbishop of Rabat Archdiocese (Morocco)

29 December 2017

(ANS - Vatican City) - Rev. Fr Cristóbal López Romero, SDB, was born on 19 May 1952 in Vélez-Rubio Diocese of Almeria, Spain.

He entered the Salesian Family in 1964. After completing his secondary studies at the Salesian Seminary of Gerona, he entered the Salesian Seminary in Barcelona, where he studied Philosophy (1973-1975) and Theology (1975-1979). He obtained his Degree in Information Sciences, Journalism section, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1982).


He made his first profession on 16 August 1968 and solemn profession on 2 August 1974. He was ordained a priest on 19 May 1979.


After his priestly ordination, he held the following positions: 1979-1984, Ministry in favor of the marginalized in La Verneda, Barcelona; 1984-1986, Youth ministry in the Salesian College of Asunción, Paraguay; 1986-1992, Provincial Delegate for vocational youth ministry in Asunción; 1991-1992, Director of the Salesian Bulletin in Asunción; 1992-1994, Parish priest in Asunción; 1994-2000, Provincial of the Salesian Province of Paraguay; 2000-2002, Community Director, pastoral and teacher in College of Asunción; 2002-2003: Ministry in the Missions in Paraguay; 2003-2011, Director of the Community, parish and scholastic ministry in Vocational Training Center of Kénitra, Morocco; 2011-2014, Provincial of the Salesian Province of Bolivia; since 2014, Provincial of the Salesian Province of María Auxiliadora, Spain.

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