New Capuchin Bishop!

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Congratulations to our Capuchin brothers who now have a new Bishop! Pope Benedict XVI has just created a new diocese of Salgueiro in Brasil. This is a break-off from the Diocese of Petrolina and Floresta. The Holy Father is calling Friar Magnus Henrique Lopes, OFM Cap to the Order of Bishops and making him the first Ordinary of this new diocese. The good friar has served his Capuchin brothers in a variety of ministries including Vocation Director, Formation Director, Minister Provincial and presently Treasurer of the local friary in Natal, Brazil. Friar Magnus was  born in 1965 in Brazil, professed vows as a friar in 1989 and ordained in 1996.