Alberto Rojas

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Alberto Rojas
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Alberto Rojas (born January 5, 1965) is a Mexican-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He currently serves as an Auxiliary Bishop and Episcopal Vicar for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Biography[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

Rojas was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico and attended elementary, secondary schools and college there. He earned his Masters of Divinity from the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in 1997.[citation needed]

Ordination and ministry[edit]

Rojas was ordained in 1997 as a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago by Francis Cardinal George, OMI. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, he served as associate pastor, St. Gregory the Great (May 24, 1997 – July 1, 1999); associate pastor, St. Ita (July 1, 1999 – June 30, 2002); pastor, Good Shepherd (July 1, 2010- and on the faculty of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary (July 1, 2002 – July 1, 2010).

Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago[edit]

On June 13, 2011, Rojas was appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and as the Titular Bishop of Marazanae by Pope Benedict XVI.[citation needed] He received his episcopal consecration on August 10, 2011 from Francis Cardinal George, OMI, with Bishop Józek Guzdek and Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S. as co-consecrators.

As an auxiliary bishop, Rojas also serves as Episcopal Vicar for Vicariate III.[1][2]

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago
2011–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent