On Sunday a Peruvian Oblate was ordained as Auxiliary Bishop of Huancayo, Peru – a city in the Andes at 3,271 meters above sea level. Bishop Carlos Alberto Salcedo has served in various parishes in Peru. He has also been engaged in Oblate formation ministry within the Latin American Region, in particular as assistant Novice Master in Asunción, Paraguay. He was serving as the Coordinator of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission for the Oblate Delegation of Peru.
His episcopal crest with the motto “Sent to bring the Good News to the poor” with its striking representation of the Oblate crest in the heights of the Andes is an illustration of Eugene’s founding vision continuing to be alive and fruitful.
“I firmly believe that our salvation depends on the poor.” Dorothy Day