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Juan Miguel Betancourt

Juan Miguel Betancourt

Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford
Titular Bishop of Curzola
AppointedSeptember 18, 2018
InstalledOctober 18, 2018
Other post(s)Titular Bishop of Curzola
OrdinationApril 21, 2001
by Iñaki Mallona Txertudi
ConsecrationOctober 18, 2018
by Archbishop Leonard Paul Blair, Archbishop Timothy Broglio, and Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens
Personal details
Juan Miguel Betancourt Torres

(1970-06-01) June 1, 1970 (age 53)
DenominationCatholic Church
MottoEcce agnus Dei
(Behold the lamb of God)
Styles of
Juan Miguel Betancourt
Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

Juan Miguel Betancourt, S.E.M.V. (born June 1, 1970, in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a prelate of the Catholic Church serving as auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Hartford in Connecticut since 2018.


Early life

Juan Miguel Betancourt was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on June 1, 1970, to Miguel and Gloria Betancourt. He is the oldest of three children. Betancourt joined the Society of the Servants of the Eucharist and Mary on January 1, 1992, and took perpetual vows to the order on August 6, 2000. [1]

Betancourt graduated with a Bachelor of Natural Sciences degree from the University of Puerto Rico and received a Master of Divinity degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce.[1]


On April 21, 2001, Betancourt was ordained a priest in Puerto Rico by Bishop Iñaki Mallona Txertudi for the Servants of the Eucharist and Mary.[2] Following his ordination, Betancourt went to Rome to study at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, earning a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture in 2005. After returning to Puerto Rico, he taught at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico and the Regina Cleri Major Seminary, both in Ponce, for one year.[1]

In 2006, Betancourt was assigned by his order to be the pastor of St. Francis de Sales Parish in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in Minnesota. He also served as a professor of sacred scripture at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity in St. Paul, Minnesota and as a vice rector of formation and associate academic dean from 2006 until 2018. He taught undergraduate theology at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota from 2006 through 2009.[1]


On September 18, 2018, Pope Francis appointed Betancourt as titular bishop of Curzola and auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford.[3][4][5] He was consecrated on October 18, 2018, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford by Archbishop Leonard Blair, with Archbishop Timothy Broglio and Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens as co-consecrators.[1][6]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e Hartford, Archdiocese of. "Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt, SEMV". Archdiocese of Hartford. Retrieved 2022-01-06.
  2. ^ "Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt Torres [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 2022-01-06.
  3. ^ "Nomina dell'Ausiliare di Hartford (USA)" (in Italian). Press Office of the Holy See. 2018-09-18. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  4. ^ "Pope Francis Names Rev. Juan Miguel Betancourt, S.E.M.V., as Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford". Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Pope Names Fr. Juan Miguel Betancourt Torres Auxiliary Bishop for Archdiocese of Hartford". Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt Torres [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 2022-01-06.
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