Jorge Enrique Serpa Pérez
|Bishop Jorge Enrique Serpa Pérez|
March 16, 1942 |
He was ordained on July 14, 1968 in Belgium and assigned to the Archdiocese of Havana. From 1968 to 1999, the Cuban government would not allow him to return to Cuba and he was then translated to the Archdiocese of Bogotá. He was allowed to return to Cuba in 1999. Once he was allowed to return to Cuba in 1999. From 2003 to 2007, he was the Rector of San Carlos and San Ambrosio Seminary.
He was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on December 13, 2006 to be Bishop of Pinar del Rio. He was consecrated on January 13, 2007 at the Cathedral of Havana by Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, Cardinal Archbishop of Havana assisted by Pedro Rubiano Sáenz, Cardinal Archbishop of Bogotá and Bishop Emeritus José Siro González Bacallo of Pinar del Río. He took possession of his Diocese the following day, January 14, 2007.
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