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The Rev. Silvestre Romero, Rector of St. Peter's-San Pedro Church in Salem, was elected bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Guatemala during its May 26-27 convention held at the Catedral de Santiago Apóstol in Guatemala City.  Pending the consent process, Romero will succeed the current bishop, the Rt. Rev. Armando Guerra.
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"We rejoice at Silvestre's election in Guatemala, and extend our prayers for their future partnership as diocese and bishop.  Silvestre and his family will be greatly missed here in the Diocese of Massachusetts," Bishop Alan M. Gates said.

Text from the official notification from Bishop Guerra to fellow bishops, dated June 7, follows below.

Guatemala is among the five dioceses, along with El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, that comprise the Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America, one of the newest provinces in the Anglican Communion. 

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Por este medio y con gran gozo y satisfacción les notifico que la Convención Extraordinaria IX convocada para los día 26 y 27 de Mayo en la Catedral Episcopal Santiago Apóstol con el propósito de elegir un Obispo Coadjutor para la Diócesis de Guatemala, se realizó y eligió al  R.P. Silvestre Enrique Romero León.

El Padre Silvestre Enrique Romero tiene 49 años y es actualmente el Rector de la Parroquia San Pedro en Salem Massachusetts, congregación y  Diócesis a las que les estamos muy agradecidos por habernos dado al Padre Romero.

En Cristo,
Rvdmo. Armando Roman Guerra Soria,
Obispo Diocesano