Bishop Jorge Leonardo, OP Retires

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Bishop Jorge Leonardo
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According to the Vatican Information Services (VIS), the Holy Father has accepted the resignation of Bishop Leonardo Gomez Serna Jorge, OP from the care of the Diocese of Magangue, Colombia.

Bishop Jorge Leonardo was born on November 7, 1942 at Marinilla. He joined the Dominican Order and was ordained a priest on August 22, 1968. He was appointed the prelate of Bertrania en el Catatumbo in 1980 and later Prelate of Tibù in 1985. He was ordained a bishop on July 9, 1985. He was the bishop of Tibù until 1986 when he was appointed the bishop of Socorro y San Gil. He became the bishop of Magangue in 2001 and was there until his resignation.

Between 1986 to 2001, Bishop Jorge Leonardo was a tireless apostle of peace. He led the implantation of the Process of Renewal and Evangelism. He saw to the completion of many projects including the headquarters of the Major Seminary. He was constantly on pastoral visits to his parishes and ordained many priest even for missions to other dioceses.

From the Curia, we wish him God’s favour in his retirement.