Br Angelo Falzon OFM

Episcopal Ordination of Br Angelo Falzon OFM

Very appropriately on the Feast of Saint Matthias, May 14, 2024, our Province has again been blessed with the announcement from the Vatican that our brother, Fr. Angelo Falzon, O.F.M., currently Pastor of Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion, La Paz, Honduras, has been appointed Bishop of Comayagua, Honduras. He will be ordained a bishop on June 29, 2024 by Bishop Joseph Bonello, O.F.M.

Bishop-elect Falzon will be the fourth Franciscan Bishop from the missionaries of our Province in Central America to be appointed Bishop in Comayagua. Former Bishops of the restored Diocese of Comayagua were Bishop Bernardine Mazzarella (1963-1979), Bishop Gerald Scarpone (1979-2004), and Bishop Roberto Camilleri (2004-2023).

Msgr. Falzon was born on October 15, 1957 in Naxxar, Malta. He professed Solemn Vows in 1983 as a member of the Franciscan Province of St. Paul the Apostle in Malta, and was ordained a priest in 1984. In 1985 he transferred to our Province’s missions in Central America, serving in several parishes before being appointed to La Paz in 2012. He is now the bishop of a diocese whose territory comprises two departments of Honduras, the departments of Comayagua and La Paz, with population of over 700,000 people.

His seat is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Comayagua, which was completed in the 18th century and which is one of the oldest cathedrals in Central America.