Pope names Filipino as apostolic chief of Guam archdiocese
Pope Francis has appointed a Filipino priest as apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Agaña on the Pacific island nation of Guam.
The pope on Tuesday, March 28 announced Fr. Romeo “Romy” Convocar’s appointment after Archbishop Michael Jude Byrnes, 64, resigned reportedly for medical reasons, according to CBCP News.
At the time of his appointment, Convocar was serving as vicar general of the archdiocese in the U.S. territory. He will oversee the archdiocese until the nomination of a new archbishop.
Convocar served as chaplain of the Philippine Navy before he was incardinated to the Agaña archdiocese. He was also a former formator at Domus Josephi Formation House of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines (MOP) in Villamor Airbase in Pasay City, Philippines.