Octavi Vila, abbot of Poblete, will be the new bishop of Girona

Octavi Vila, abbot of Poblete, will be the new bishop of Girona

Abbot of Poblet Monastery, octavi villaHe will be the new Bishop of Girona, a position that has been vacant for nearly two years. Average Digital debt The appointment takes place today, hours before the simultaneous press conference scheduled for tomorrow at twelve o'clock noon from Girona and from Vimbodi and Poblete, the Bishop of Girona and the abbot himself, who will be accompanied by the Archbishop of Tarragona, Joan Planillas. In the case of the Diocese of Girona, the Director of the Diocese of Girona, Fr. Louis Saunier. This way, Octavi Villa would take the place that led to his murder Francesca Pardo In March 2022.

It must be remembered that Pope Francis officially proposed the candidate for the new position of Bishop of Girona in October last year. The Pope signed the acceptance giving his approval of the name sent to him. It was then up to the person to accept the position. The leadership of the diocese has been vacant for nearly two years. Francesc Pardo died on March 31, 2022, and before that, in June 2021, he had already tendered his resignation from the position when he turned 75 years old.

Last July, Pope Francis appointed an auxiliary bishop of Barcelona Sergey Gordo The new head of the Diocese of Tortosa. At the press conference to present the position of the new cardinal Joan Josep Omila He admitted some surprise at the delay in appointing a new bishop of Girona, but stressed that this fact did not rise to the level of “punitive treatment” on the part of the Holy See.

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In 2015, Octavi Villa replaced the recently departed Jose Alegre In front of Poblet Monastery. Born in Tarragona in 1961, he has been a monk since 2006 and a priest since 2015.

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