Rev. Darius Trijonis named Vilnius Auxiliary

The Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Vilnius, Lithuania, the Rev. Darius Trijonis of the clergy of the diocese of Telšiai, currently parish administrator of the Cathedral of Telšiai, assigning him the titular see of Fissiana.
The Rev. Darius Trijonis was born in Telšiai, episcopal city, on 21 April 1973. After his higher middle school studies in Telšiai he attended the diocesan seminary from 1991 to 1996.
He was ordained a priest on 18 May 1997 for the diocese of Telšiai. From 1997 to 1999 he studied in Rome and obtained a licentiate in theology from the Pontifical Lateran University. Upon his return from Rome he held the role of prefect and lecturer in the diocesan seminary until 2002.
From 2002 to 2006 he studied at the Higher Institute of Moral Theology, the Alphonsianum Academy, and obtained a doctorate in moral theology. In 2005 he was also vice-rector and lecturer in the seminary until 2007. In the year 2006 he was also lecturer in catechetics at the University of Klaipėda. From 2007 to 2008 he held the office of prefect of studies of the diocesan seminary. In 2008 he was appointed as parish priest of the Holy Family of Plikai. From 2010 to 2015 he as under-secretary of the Episcopal Conference of Lithuania. Finally, in 2015 he was appointed as administrator of the Cathedral of Telšiai.