The Vatican informed that Pope Benedict XVI named the priest Eduardo Jose Castillo Pino, 42, as auxiliary Bishop of Portoviejo, in Ecuador.
Castillo Pino was born in 1970 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He has a doctorate in Theology of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, directed by Opus Dei. He was ordered as a priest in 1994, incardinated in the Archdiocese of Guayaquil. (AV)