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New bishop reflects seminary strength

New bishop reflects seminary strength

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, Oct. 18, Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt Torres, SEMV, one of two vice rectors at the St. Paul Seminary and a longtime pastor in our archdiocese, was ordained to serve as the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford. He will be sorely missed at the Catholic parish Community of St. Francis de Sales and St. James here in St. Paul, as well as at the seminary and by many of our priests, particularly those whom he had formed over the past decade.

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Former seminary professor welcomed as Hartford’s newest bishop

Former seminary professor welcomed as Hartford’s newest bishop

| Mary Chalupsky, Catholic Transcript | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a jubilant gathering of friends, family and other Catholics looked on, Juan Miguel Betancourt Torres was ordained a bishop for the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, Oct. 18 at its Cathedral of St. Joseph.

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Puerto Rico native surprised by call to become a bishop

Puerto Rico native surprised by call to become a bishop

| September 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Juan Miguel Betancourt Torres was meeting with a seminarian the afternoon of Sept. 11 when his phone rang. He ignored it.

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Father Betancourt, a seminary professor and pastor, named auxiliary bishop of Hartford

Father Betancourt, a seminary professor and pastor, named auxiliary bishop of Hartford

| September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

A native of Puerto Rico, Bishop-elect Betancourt is a priest of the Servants of the Holy Eucharist and the Blessed Virgin Mary, a religious institute founded in 1981 in Puerto Rico with ties to the German Schoenstatt movement. He is the local superior of its St. Paul community, the Casa de San Jose.

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