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A New Bishop for the Diocese

The New Bishop Mgr Hendriks

As from June 1, monsignor Punt withdrew as bishop of the Haarlem-Amsterdam diocese and monsignor Jan Hendriks succeeded him. We congratulate Mgr Hendriks and hope he will visit the students in Amsterdam like Mgr Punt!

Curriculum of the new bishop

Mgr. Jan Hendriks was born on November 1954 in the town of Leidschen­dam.After college, he studied filosophy and theology in Amsterdam and at the major seminary Rolduc. In 1979 he was ordained a deacon and priest for the diocese Rotterdam. After two years working as a chaplain in The Hague, he studied Canon Law in Rome, and graduated in 1986 with summa cum laude. He obtained diplomas in Jurisprudence and Latin too. For ten years he worked in Haastrecht as a priest, and taught at the seminaries of Rolduc and Den Bosch. In 1997 he became the rector of the institute for formation of priests and deacons of the Haarlem diocese. At the same time he was administrator and assisting priest at several parishes in the diocese. In 2011 he became titular bishop of Arsacal and auxiliary bishop of the Haar­lem-Am­ster­dam diocese. On De­cem­ber 22 he was appointed bishop coadjutir of the same diocese, wich title he took posession of on January 9, 2019. Since 2003 he is consultor of the Con­gre­ga­tion for Clergy in Rome. Pope Fran­cis appointed him as judge of the Rota of teh Apostolic Signatura in 2017. His nomination as bishop of Haar­lem-Am­ster­dam comes into effect immediately on June 1 2020.

(Source: Diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam)

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