Vatican Information Service, on Nov. 25, 2011:
VATICAN CITY, 25 NOV 2011 (VIS) - The Holy Father:
- Appointed Bishop Juan Vicente Cordoba Villota S.J., auxiliary of Bucaramanga, Colombia, as bishop of Fontibon (area 80, population 1,536,000, Catholics 1,228,000, priests 84, permanent deacons 20, religious 178), Colombia. He succeeds Bishop Enrique Sarmiento Angulo, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
Secretum meum mihi: "That is, Bishop Córdoba goes from being an auxiliary bishop to becoming a diocesan ordinary. Regarding this nomination, we cannot but be uneasy, since we had dedicated one entry to the opinion of Bishop Córdoba (his own private opinion, for that of the Church is different) regarding the possibility of acceding to the sacrament of confession 'via the Internet' (see here - in Spanish). And a month ago we dedicated another post to the position of Bishop Córdoba (once again, his own position, that of the Church is very different) on the sacrament of priestly Orders: for him, 'it is possible for the Church... to accept that a woman be a priestess' (see here - in Spanish). We believe that the local Catholic faithful will know the 'orthodoxy' of Bishop Córdoba up-close and will have further examples of which we have not spoken here - it would cause us great unease to have as the bishop of our diocese someone with such 'peculiar' opinions." (Secretum meum mihi - in Spanish, translated and adapted. Picture source.)