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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, congratulated and wished success to José Rafael Quirós, whom the Pope Francisco named as the new archbishop of San Jose.

    “We know that Monsignor’s work has been done in the province of Limón (Caribbean), and believe absolutely that he will reap success and blessings to all the people of Costa Rica”, said the president in a statement.

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    Quiros, 58, who since December 2, 2005 served as the Bishop of Limon, succeeds Archbishop Hugo Barrantes Urena, who submitted his resignation for reasons of age.

    The new archbishop of San José was born in Llano Grande, Cartago, on May 1, 1955, he studied philosophy and theology at the major seminary in Central San Jose and a degree in canon law from the Pontifical University Gregorian.

    He was ordained in 1981 by the clergy of the Archdiocese of San José de Costa Rica and among other positions, has served as professor of canon law at the Central Seminary of St. Joseph, executive director of the Secretariat of the Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica and Vicar General of the Archdiocese of San José.

    President Chinchilla, a fervent Catholic, described Quirós designation as a ” promise (of) hope.”

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