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Poland: Auxiliary Bishop Named for Archdiocese of Warmia

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Poland: Auxiliary Bishop Named for Archdiocese of Warmia

Pope Francis on February 27, 2018, appointed as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Warmia, Poland, the Rev. Janusz Ostrowski, of the clergy of the same archdiocese, currently adjunct judicial vicar of the Metropolitan Tribunal, assigning him the titular see of Caltadria.

Bishop-Elect Janusz Ostrowski

Bishop-Elect Janusz Ostrowski was born in Olsztyn, Archdiocese of Warmia. After his high school examinations, he was admitted to the “€œHosianum”€ Metropolitan Major Seminary and received priestly ordination on May 25, 1991, for the same archdiocese. In 1997 he obtained a doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.

Since priestly ordination he has held the following offices: vicar in the parish of Saint Catherine in Braniewo (1991-1993); notary of the Metropolitan Curia (1997-1998); vice- rector of the Major Seminary and lecturer in canon law (1998-1999); missionary fidei donum in Togo (1999-2006), vicar in the parish of Saint Adalbert in Olsztyn (2006-2008); postulator in the cause of beatification of 46 martyrs of Warmia during the Second World War (2007-2011); head of pastoral ministry of Jurists of the archdiocese (2008-2009); and referent for missionary pastoral care for the archdiocese (2010-2013). Since 2011 he has also served as adjunct lecturer at the Theological Faculty of the State University of Warmia and Mazury.

He is currently also canon of the collegial Chapter of Lidzbark Warmi„ski and member of the group for canonical visits. He has a good knowledge of Italian and French.


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