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Pope Francis accepts the resignation of the Augustinian Recollect Angel San Casimiro and appoints new Bishop of Alajuela

Pope Francis accepts the resignation of the Augustinian Recollect Angel San Casimiro and appoints new Bishop of Alajuela
07-03-2018 Costa Rica
Friar Bartolomé Buigues Oller, Amigonian from Alicante (Spain), has been named as the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Alajuela, in Costa Rica. San Casimiro has served the people of Costa Rica as a pastor for 23 years in the dioceses of Ciudad Quesada and Alajuela.
Pope Francis accepted on Thursday, March 1st, the resignation of the Augustinian Recollect Angel San Casimiro Fernández as Bishop of Alajuela (Costa Rica), after 23 years of Episcopal service, since 1995 in the Diocese of Ciudad de Quesada and, since 2007, in the Diocese of Alajuela.

Ángel San Casimiro was born in Pradejón (La Rioja, Spain) in 1942. He is an Augustinian Recollect since 1961, the year in which he professed vows after finishing the novitiate in the Order of Augustinian Recollects in the convent of Monteagudo (Navarra). He was ordained a priest in 1965 and for almost 30 years of priesthood until his appointment as bishop, in 1995, he dedicated them to serve the people of Costa Rica, with the exception of a period of four years (1969-1973) in which he worked in El Paso (TX) and another of three years in which he was destined to Veracruz (Mexico).

For about thirteen years he served in the parish of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, in Alajuela, where he was coadjutor and pastor, at the same time as prior of his religious community while at the same time, superior of the Delegation of the Augustinian Recollects in Costa Rica. Those three positions he held when, in 1995, he was appointed first bishop of the diocese of Ciudad Quesada.

In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI asked him to take charge of the diocese of Alajuela, which is the second largest city in the country. It is very close to the capital, San José, and in its boundaries is the Juan Santamaría International Airport, the most important in the Central American Republic. It is an important center of commercialization of the top two products cultivated in the area, coffee and sugar.

Alajuela is a diocese since 1921, when it comprised the provinces of Alajuela, Puntarenas and Guanacaste; but, after successive breakdowns that have given rise to other ecclesiastical demarcations, the current diocese is quite small in terms of territory, although populated by more than 700,000 inhabitants.

The new bishop of Alajuela is Bartolomé Buigues Oller, a tertiary Capuchin friar from Teulada (Alicante, Spain), where he was born in 1963. He has been a priest since 1989 and has worked in Costa Rica since 1992.

The Tertiary Capuchins or Amigonian Religious are a congregation of the Franciscan Family. It was founded in Valencia in 1889 by Fr. Luis Amigó, and within their charism is especially the service of young people with behavioral problems. The congregation has been present in Costa Rica since 1979.

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