“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1, 8)
Dear brothers and sisters,
May the Lord give you peace!
With gratitude and joy, I announce to you that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed Father Bruno Varriano as Auxiliary Bishop for the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Strengthened by the fullness of priestly ministry, the Bishop-elect will continue in his mission as Patriarchal Vicar for the island of Cyprus.
Father Bruno has exercised priestly ministry for many years here, in the Middle East and has now been called, from the very heart of the Mother Church, to be a Successor of the Apostles with the mandate to teach, govern and sanctify the People of God.
Dear brothers and sisters, earthly Jerusalem and heavenly Jerusalem unite in prayer and celebration for this brother of ours elevated to episcopal dignity. On behalf of the entire Latin Patriarchate, I wish the Bishop-elect well and, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary Panaghia Kikotyssa, I invoke upon him the blessing of Almighty God.
Given in our Patriarchate on January 9th 2024, in the memory of Saint Marcelinus.