Ad van Luyn
Adrianus van Luyn,
|Bishop Emeritus of Rotterdam|
Bishop Ad van Luyn 4 June 2010
|Installed||12 February 1994|
|Term ended||14 January 2011|
|Predecessor||Ronald Philippe Bär|
|Successor||Johannes Harmannes Jozefus van den Hende|
|Ordination||9 February 1964|
|Consecration||12 February 1994|
|Birth name||Adrianus Herman van Luyn|
10 August 1935 |
Early life and ordination
Van Luyn attended the seminary of the Salesians in Ugchelen. He made his religious vows in 1954. He studied theology at the Salesian Pontifical University in Turin. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1964 by Giuseppe Beltrami, at that time apostolic nuncio in the Netherlands.
Pope John Paul II appointed him to the diocese of Rotterdam, succeeding Msgr. Bär. From 2008 to 2011 Msgr Van Luyn was the President of the Dutch Episcopal Conference. His motto is Collabora Evangelio.
Lisbon Treaty approval in Ireland
As COMECE president, bishop van Luyn welcomed the "clear and decisive outcome" of the vote, saying that it "raises the possibility of concluding the ratification process of the Lisbon Treaty by the end of this year".
- "EU bishops' group praises Irish Lisbon vote". Lifesitenews.com. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
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|Catholic Church titles|
Ronald Philippe Bär
|Bishop of Rotterdam
1994 – 2011
Johannes Harmannes Jozefus van den Hende