Former Superior General named head of bishops’ conference

Former Superior General named head of bishops’ conference

Congratulations to Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho, SCJ, bishop of Setúbal (pictured above), who was recently elected as President of the Portuguese Episcopal Conference. Bishop Ornelas was Superior General of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) from 2003-2015. Pope Francis appointed him as bishop of Setúbal on August 24, 2015. Originally from the island of Madeira (Portugal), he was born in 1954, professed in 1972, and ordained to the priesthood in 1981. Prior to his election as Superior General he was Provincial Superior of the Portuguese Province.

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