of Sacramento, California Episcopal moderator, National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry Chairman, Subcommittee for the Church in Latin America, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
It has been a great privilege for me, as Coadjutor Bishop
of Leeds, to assist Bishop David Konstant with his workload these last 18 months.
Zen, 70, was promoted in 1996 to the position of coadjutor bishop
, which carries the right of succession to leadership of the diocese.
He said that the election of his successor will take place in 2007 and he or she will act as coadjutor bishop
(or, assistant bishop who has the right of succession).
There are several possible decisions which could be announced today, including restoring the archbishop's full powers or appointing a coadjutor bishop
to serve alongside him for the remainder of the term.
Vera had been named coadjutor bishop
in the Chiapas diocese in 1995 to assist Ruiz.
Last November, Ruiz and his coadjutor bishop
, Raul Vera, were ambushed by paramilitary gunmen.
He was appointed coadjutor bishop
of My Tho in 1993 and was promoted to archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City in 1998.
born in 1947, has been named Coadjutor Bishop
of Keewatin-Le-Pas, Manitoba.
Ordained in 1946, he became the ninth bishop of Huron in 1984, after first being elected suffragan bishop in 1982, and coadjutor bishop
(assistant bishop with right to succession) in 1983.
A compromise solution could involve a coadjutor bishop
being appointed to serve alongside Archbishop Ward for the remainder of his term.
In March, Bishop Robert Vasa, for example, was promoted to become coadjutor bishop
of the Santa Rosa, Calif.