The Holy Father has appointed as coadjutor bishop of the diocese of Riobamba, Ecuador, Msgr. Gerardo Miguel Nieves Loja, until now vicar general and parish priest in the same diocese.
Msgr. Gerardo Miguel Nieves Loja was born on 13 June 1963 in El Valle, archdiocese of Cuenca. He completed his ecclesiastical studies in the seminary of Cuenca and in the seminary of the Misioneros Javerianos de Yarumal. He was awarded a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Strasbourg.