Oratorian Procurator to be Auxiliary Bishop of Brownsville
Congratulations and an assurance of prayers from the Oratory-in-Formation in York for Fr Mario Áviles, the Procurator of the Confederation of the Oratory who is to become a bishop. He is pictured here (on the right) with Bishop Robert Byrne C.O. and Fr Felix Selden our Fr Visitor. Fr Mario has visited us here in York. Fr Richard and Fr Mario represented the Oratory when Pope Francis canonised St Joseph Vaz in Sri Lanka in January 2015. The Procurator represents the interests of the Oratory to the Holy See and presides over the Permanent Deputation, our consultative council. There is more about Fr Mario on the Oxford Oratory website.