Appointment of a New Bishop of Fukuoka
Happy Easter to you all. We are very happy to announce the appointment of a new bishop to the Diocese of Fukuoka.
Pope Francis has appointed Bp. Josep Maria Abella, C.M.F., as a bishop of Fukuoka on 14th April, 2020. The below is a profile of Bp. Abella.
The Most Reverend Bp. Josep Maria Abella, C. M.F. (Claretian Missionaries)
November 3, 1949 Born in Lleida, Spain
July 12, 1975 Ordained Priest
June 2, 2018 Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Osaka
July 16, 2018 Ordained Bishop
April 14, 2020 Appointed Bishop of Fukuoka
Here is the message from Bp. Abella:
Please find the official notice of this announcement in the following page of our site. ⇒ Official Document
＊To the priests in Diocese of Fukuoka:
Bishop’s name will be included into Eucharistic Prayer only after an installation ceremony of Bishop. Until then, please continue the current way of reciting Eucharistic Prayer without Bishop’s name. (cf. Pontificale n.1147)