A native of Russia, was first appointed to the post of Bishop of the Archdiocese, reports TASS with reference to the words of the Chancellor of the Curia of the Archdiocese of the Mother of God in Moscow, father Igor Kovalevsky.
The new Bishop-assistant was the 47-year-old priest Nikolay Dubinin. The decision on this appointment was made personally by Pope Francis.
“In the recent history of the Catholic Church in Russia is the first appointment of a Bishop, an ethnic Russian,” — said Kowalewski.
Nikolay Dubinin in 1993 he enrolled in Catholic higher theological Seminary “Mary – Queen of Apostles” in Moscow. A year later he joined the Franciscans, and in 2000 was ordained a priest in the Moscow Cathedral of the Immaculate conception of the blessed virgin Mary.