Puerto Rico diocese names four nominees for bishop

By ENS staff
Posted Jul 8, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico has announced a slate of four nominees to run for election as the next bishop.

They are:

  • The Rev. José A. Peña Muñoz, Diocese of Puerto Rico
  • The Rev. P. Rosalí Fernández-Pola, Diocese of Puerto Rico
  • The Rev. Luis F. Padilla, Diocese of Puerto Rico
  • The Rev. Juan Carlos Restrepo, Diocese of Colombia

A petition process for submitting additional candidates will run until July 15.

The new bishop will be elected during an Election Assembly on Sept. 7 at the Ponce Hilton Hotel in Puerto Rico. The ordination is scheduled for Nov. 23.

Further details about the diocese and the election of its new bishop are available here.

The bishop-elect will succeed the Rt. Rev. David Alvarez, who has been bishop of Puerto Rico since 1989 after having served as bishop coadjutor for more than two years.