Manuel Hilario de Céspedes y García Menocal
|Bishop Manuel Hilario de Céspedes y García Menocal|
March 11, 1944 |
He did his primary and secondary studies with the Marist Brothers at La Vibora, a suburb of Havana and then immigrated to Puerto Rico where he received a doctorate in Electrical Engineering. In 1966, he entered a seminary in Caracas, Venezuela. He was ordained a priest on May 21, 1972. He spent 12 years at the Archdiocese of Caracas and in 1984 was assigned to the Diocese of Pinar del Rio.
He was appointed Bishop of Matanzas on May 7, 2005 and consecrated on June 4, 2005 in the Cathedral of Pinar del Rio by Mons. José Siro González Bacallao, Bishop of the Diocese of Pinar del Rio, and assisted by Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Havana and Mons. Pedro Meurice Estíu, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba.
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