Dominican Republic bishop announces retirement

Posted Mar 1, 2017

[Diocese of the Dominican Republic] The Rt. Rev. Julio C. Holguín, bishop of the Diocese of the Dominican Republic since 1991, announced during the February diocesan convention that he plans to retire on Nov. 1, 2017. Subject to approval by the Episcopal House of Bishops, the Rt. Rev. Moisés Quezada, currently serving as bishop coadjutor, will replace  Holguín on that date. Quezada’s seating as bishop diocesan is tentatively scheduled to be held at Epiphany Cathedral in Santo Domingo on Nov. 4, 2017.

Quezada was elected on July 25, 2015, and ordained and consecrated bishop coadjutor on Feb. 13, 2016.