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Pope Francis names Father Jimenez CK bishop

THE Diocese of Chalan Kanoa on Saturday announced that Pope Francis has appointed Father Ryan P. Jimenez as the new bishop of Chalan Kanoa. Jimenez, 44, will be ordained by the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Martin Kreebs, on Aug. 14, 2016 at Mount Carmel Cathedral.

Born in Dumaguete City, in the central Philippines, Father Ryan studied philosophy at the Ateneo de Manila and earned a master's degree in theology from St. Patrick's Seminary and University in California. He first arrived on Saipan in 1997 and was ordained a priest for the CK diocese by Bishop Tomas A. Camacho in June 2003. The first bishop of the diocese, Father Tomas served from 1984 until he retired in 2010 at the age of 73. He is now the bishop emeritus of the diocese.

Father Ryan was appointed apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa on Dec. 28, 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI, succeeding Father Manuel Corcuera, 65, who passed away on Dec. 19, 2010.

In a statement on Saturday, Father Ryan said: "I will do my best to serve the people of God. Please continue to pray for our Pope, our Apostolic Nuncio, our clergy, religious men and women, and people of God in the diocese. Please help me serve the Lord in ways everlasting, and pray for me, your servant in Christ."

MCS Class of 1994 offers scholarship for school year 2016-2017

(Press Release) — “The ’94 scholarship had an amazing inaugural year and I am pleased the 1994 AlumKnights are able to sustain the scholarship for the second year in a row. Thanks to the 94 class for their continued support of their alma mater,” said Galvin Deleon Guerrero, Mount Carmel School president.

Tourism council welcomes new board member

(MVA) — Kanoa Resort General Manager Wendi Herring has joined the Marianas Tourism Education Council board of directors, voted in at the organization’s board meeting on June 15, 2016.   Herring was a founding board member of MTEC in 2002 as a then-representative of Pacific Islands Club Saipan.

Mount Carmel School’s board of directors elects new officers

(MCS) — Pursuant to its by-laws requiring periodic changes in leadership, Mount Carmel School’s board of directors recently elected new officers.

NMA and Tanapag school participate in MINA environmental program

(MINA) — Northern Marianas Academy and Tanapag Middle School rounded out the participants in Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance’s Schools for Environmental Conservation o SFEC alongside Mount Carmel, Kagman High School, Marianas High School and Saipan Southern High School.

Gaming commission officials attend Macau expo

COMMONWEALTH Casino Commission officials attended the G2E Asia Global Gaming Expo in Macau and met with their counterpart regulators from Macau, Singapore and the Philippines, the commission’s executive director said during a meeting on Tuesday.

Mount Carmel School’s Theatre Club kicks off 2016 Kids Drama Camp

(MCS) — This past week, Mount Carmel School’s Theatre Club launched its 2016 Kids Drama Camp, which will run until July 29.

Matthew Fejeran sues Social Security over disability insurance benefits

A RESIDENT of Saipan who claims he has disabilities sued Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin for denying him disability benefits.