Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father Francis has appointed Fr. Jesús María Aristín Seco, C.P., currently Apostolic Administrator of the same Vicariate, as Apostolic Vicar of the Apostolic Vicariate of Yurimaguas (Peru).
Jesús María Aristín Seco C.P., was born on December 25, 1954 in Santa Cecilia del Alcor, Palencia (Spain). After primary and secondary studies at the PP. Passionists Minor Seminary of Euba (Vizcaya), he studied theology at the University of Deusto in Bilbao. He holds a Licentiate in Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome and a Licentiate in Clinical Psychology from the Universidad Nacional de Educación (UNED) in Madrid. He made his perpetual profession on April 14, 1979 in the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ (C.P.). He was ordained a priest on September 23, 1979.
Since his priestly ordination he has held the following positions: parish vicar in the Parish of the Passion, Bilbao (1981); Studies in Rome for a Licentiate in Theology (1980-1983); Missionary in Tarapoto, in the Prelature of Moyobamba, Peru (1984); Parish Vicar of the Parish of El Triunfo de la Santísima Cruz of Tarapoto (1985), parish priest since June 5, 1988; Parish priest of the San José de Sisa Parish and Episcopal Vicar for the provinces of San Martín and Lamas (1989); new assignment in Spain (1992); Provincial Consultor for two terms, Secretary of the Missions and Provincial Prosecutor for the Missions in Spain (2001-2006); Secretary General of the Missions at the Office of Solidarity and Passionist Missions in the General Curia in Rome (2006-2016); since 2016 Apostolic Administrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the Apostolic Vicariate of Yurimaguas. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 8/7/2020)