Oblate JPIC Coordinator in Peru appointed Auxiliary Bishop
February 3rd, 2016
The coordinator of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission for the Oblate Delegation of Peru, Fr. Carlos Alberto Salcedo Ojeda, OMI, has been appointed auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Huancayo, Peru. The Vatican made the announcement on January 30, 2016. Bishop-elect Salcedo, OMI, has served in many parishes in Peru and worked in Oblate formation.
In a congratulatory message on Bishop-elect Carlos Salcedo, OMI’s appointment, Fr. Daniel LeBlanc, OMI, of the Oblate office at the United Nations, who also spent many years of ministry in Peru writes, “I have known Fr. Carlos Salcedo, OMI, since his catechistical work in his home parish – Sr. de los Milagros – “Lord of the Miracles” parish. Fr. Carlos is a genuinely happy and generally relaxed person. He is a great pastoral man with deep involvement in parish work.”
Bishop-elect Salcedo was born in 1960. He professed his first vows as an Oblate in 1989 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1996.
Since his ordination to the priesthood, he has served in various parishes in Peru. He has also been engaged in Oblate formation ministry within the Latin American Region, in particular as assistant Novice Master in Asunción, Paraguay (2008-2011). Before his appointment he was Coordinator of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission for the Oblate Delegation of Peru.
There are about 812,000 Catholics in the Archdiocese of Huancayo, Peru.