The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Father Norbert Hans Christoph Foerster, S.V.D., until now provincial counselor of the province of Brazil Centro with seat in São Paulo, as bishop of the diocese of Ji-Paraná, Brazil.
Msgr. Norbert Hans Christoph Foerster, S.V.D., was born on July 9, 1960 in Bonn, Germany.
He completed his studies in philosophy and theology in Münster, Germany. In Brazil he obtained a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Centro de Ensino Superior de Juiz de Fora, in the State of Minas Gerais; a licentiate in religious sciences from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and a doctorate from the Universidade Metodista de São Paulo in São Bernardo.