Pope Francis appoints Balazs Levente Martos as auxiliary bishop of Esztergom-Budapest

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Ferenc Cserhati, the auxiliary bishop of Esztergom-Budapest who has reached the age of 75, and appointed Balazs Levente Martos, rector of the Central Education Institute for Priests, to the position, the Hungarian Catholic Bishops' Conference (MKPK) said in a statement on Friday.

Martos was born on November 18, 1973 in Szombathely and began his theological studies in 1992 at the central seminary in Budapest before commencing studies in Rome in 1994. In 1998, he was ordained a priest in Szombathely. In 2002, he obtained a doctorate in theology at the Faculty of Theology of Pazmany Peter Catholic University (PPKE).

Since 2014, he has been a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission.

In September 2019, the MKPK appointed him rector of the Central Education Institute for Priests.

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