Bishop Ivan Šaško

Auxiliary Bishop of Zagreb

Bishop Šaško was born in the small village of Ðivan, near Vrbovec, on 1 August 1966. He studied theology and philosophy at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Zagreb, at the Pontifical Atheneum of St. Anselm, and at the Pontifical Gregorian University. In 1991, he was ordained a deacon for the Archdiocese of Zagreb. On 28 June 1992, Šaško was ordained a priest … Continue reading »

President of the Legal Affairs Commission

Bishop Theodorus Cornelis Maria Hoogenboom

Auxiliary Bishop of Utrecht

Mgr. Th.C.M. Hoogenboom was born on 27 August 1960 in Oudewater, The Netherlands. He studied law at the University of Utrecht. After graduation, he served two years in the army as a reserve officer cadet. Subsequently, he worked as an academic researcher on constitutional and public administrative law with a special focus on the status of human rights. Through his volunteering activities in the parish … Continue reading »

First Vice-President

Archbishop Antoine Hérouard

Archbishop of Dijon

Born in 1956 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Antoine Hérouard studied at the French seminary in Rome and at the Pontifical Gregorian University. Ordained a priest in Paris in 1985, he held various posts in parishes and as a teacher. He was then general secretary of the French Bishops’ Conference from 2005 to 2013. In 2014, he became Rector of the French seminary in Rome. In April 2017, … Continue reading »

President of the Commission on Migration and Asylum

Bishop Jozef Haľko

Auxiliary Bishop of Bratislava

Bishop Haľko was born in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 10 May 1964. From 1986 to 1990 he worked as a lecturer for vocational education in the Institution for Welfare in Bratislava, then as a worker in the Bratislava Water and Sewerage Company. He also completed the two years of national service. He was ordained as a priest in Trnava on 4 July 1994. In 1997 he … Continue reading »

Bishop Juan Antonio Martínez Camino SJ

Auxiliary Bishop of Madrid

Bishop Martínez Camino was born in Santa Cruz de Marcenado, Spain, on 9 January 1953. He studied at the Pontifical Minor Seminary of Comillas and obtained a Degree in Philosophy and Arts from the University of Valladolid in 1976. On 24 May 1980 he was ordained a priest. In 1990 he received a Doctorate in Theology at the Theologische-philosophische Hochschule Sankt Georgen in Frankfurt am … Continue reading »

President of the Social Affairs Commission

Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi

Auxiliary Bishop of Malta

Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi was born on 1 January 1964 in Birkirkara, Malta. After completing a degree in Sacred Theology at the Faculty of Theology, he was ordained a priest on 5 July 1991. Monsignor Galea-Curmi was sent to further his studies at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and obtained a doctorate in Pastoral Theology in 1998. After his studies in Rome, he was appointed … Continue reading »

Bishop Gábor Mohos

Auxiliary Bishop of Esztergom-Budapest

Mohos Gábor was born on 11 September 1973 in Budapest, Hungary. He was ordained a priest on 19 June 1999. He studied theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University receiving a licentiate in moral theology from the Alfonsianum. From 2003 to 2008 he was Secretary of Cardinal Péter Erdö, then General Secretary of the Hungarian Bishops’ Conference from 2008 to 2018. Since his consecration as Bishop … Continue reading »


Bishop Nuno Brás da Silva Martins

Bishop of Funchal

Bishop Nuno Brás da Silva Martins was born on 12 May 1963 in Vimeiro, Portugal. He graduated in Theology from the Portuguese Catholic University in 1985 and five years later he earned his Master’s degree in Systematic Theology. After studying Social Communication, in 1999 he received his doctorate in Fundamental Theology from the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome. In 2011 he was consecrated Bishop of … Continue reading »

Bishop Virgil Bercea

Bishop of Oradea Mare/Gran Varadino

Bishop Bercea was born on 9 December 1957 in Habic, Romania. After his studies in agricultural science and working experience in this field, he took courses in theology. On 9 December 1982 he was ordained a priest of the Greek-Catholic Church. Virgil Bercea specialised in dogmatic theology in Rome and, after having finished his licentiate, he was consecrated Bishop on 8 September 1994, as the … Continue reading »

Bishop Lodewijk Aerts

Bishop of Bruges

Bishop Lodewijk Aerts was born on 2 October 1959 in Geraardsbergen, Ghent. He studied Philosophy at the Catholic University of Leuven and theology at the diocesan seminar of Ghent. He was ordained a priest on 7 July 1984. From 1988 to 1992, Lode Aerts was professor of philosophy at the seminary of Ghent. From 1992 to 2002, he taught dogmatic theology and was the spiritual … Continue reading »