Two auxiliary bishops appointed for Olomouc
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The appointment, released by the Press Office of the Holy See at midday, was read in Velehrad by the Apostolic Nuncio to the Czech Republic Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza. Besides named auxiliary bishop of Olomouc, Antonín Basler was also appointed a titular bishop of Vaga (Tunisia) and Josef Nuzík titular bishop of Castra Galbae (Algeria).
Born on Feb. 16,
In 1979 he started studying at the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology in Litoměřice and was ordained a priest in Olomouc in 1984 by Bishop Josef Vrana. Until 1990 he was a parish vicar in Luhačovice, from 1990 to 1999 he served as a parish priest in Vizovice, in 1993 he was appointed a dean of the Vizovice deanery and from 1999 until July 1,
In 2000 he was appointed a chancellor of the Archdiocese of Olomouc. He is a canon of the Metropolitan Chapter of St. Wenceslaus in Olomouc and on July 1,
Josef Nuzík was born on July 25,
He was ordained a deacon in 1994, served in Nový Jičín and stayed in this parish also after the priestly ordination by Archbishop Jan Graubner in June 1995. Since 1996 he served as a parish vicar in Luhačovice, a year later he was appointed an administrator of Nivnice and stayed here until 2003 when he was assigned to the place of pilgrimage Štípa u Zlína and at the same time appointed a dean of the Vizovice deanery.
In 2005 he was called to serve as a vice-rector of the Archbishop’s Priestly Seminary in Olomouc and worked here for 4 years. Archbishop Graubner appointed him his vicar general in 2009, he is also a canon of the Metropolitan Chapter of St. Wenceslaus in Olomouc.
Two auxiliary bishops were ordained in Olomouc
Antonín Basler and Josef Nuzík are new auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Olomouc. Having been appointed by Pope Francis in early July this year, they were ordained on Oct. 14, 2017, in the cathedral of St. Wenceslaus by Archbishop Jan Graubner.
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