Pope Francis (Papa Francisco as he is known in Colombia) named monseñor Luis Fernando Rodriguez Velasquez,  auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cali, informed the Vatican.

Monseñor Velasquez was born in 1959 in Medellin, completing his studies in philosophy and theology at the Seminario mayor de Medellin.

He was ordaing a priest on August 25, 1984, after which he was parochial vicar rector of the Medellin Seimnario, judicial vicar, teacher, chaplain and rector of the UPontificia Universidad Bolivariana de Medelln and from 2013, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Medellin.

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