By ZENIT Staff

The Holy Father has appointed as titular bishop of Putia in Byzacena and auxiliary of the archdiocese of Trujillo, Peru, the Reverend Francisco Castro Lalupú, of the clergy of the same archdiocese, episcopal vicar for economic and administrative affairs and parish vicar of the Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo parish, of the Cathedral.

Reverend Francisco Castro Lalupú

The Reverend Francisco Castro Lalupú was born on August 13, 1973, in the district of Bellavista-Sullana, archdiocese of Piura. He began his priestly formation at the San Juan María Vianney seminary of the archdiocese of Piura and concluded it at the San Carlos y San Marcelo seminary of the archdiocese of Trujillo. He was awarded a baccalaureate in theology from the Regina Apostolorum Institute in Rome (2004). He was ordained a priest on June 6, 2004, for the archdiocese of Trujillo.

He has served in the following roles in parishes: parish administrator of the Santiago Apóstol parish (2004); parish administrator of the San José parish (2005); parish priest of the Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo parish (2006-2010); head of the Chapel of Santa Ana (2015-2018); parish vicar of the Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo parish of the Cathedral of Trujillo (2018 to date).

He also held the following offices: councilor of the Department for the Family (2006-2008); deputy administrator of the archbishopric of Trujillo (2007-2009); professor of the San Carlos y San Marcelo major seminary of Trujillo (2007-2009); administrator of the archbishopric of Trujillo (2009-2016); counselor of the Pastoral Department of Acolytes (2011-2014); and, from 2016 to the present day, episcopal vicar for Economic and Administrative Affairs of the archdiocese of Trujillo; member of the Episcopal Council of the archdiocese of Trujillo; delegate of the Catholic University Association of Trujillo; representative of the Promotion of the Pius XII Educational Institution; Representative of the Promotion of the Una Sonrisa de Amor Educational Institution; and director of the San Carlos y San Marcelo seminary of Trujillo.

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