Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Ryan Jimenez as Archbishop of Agana, Guam, according to a press release from the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific.

The Installation Mass will be held on August 15 on Guam. 

Archbishop-elect Jimenez was appointed Apostolic Administrator of Chalan Kanoa in the CNMI and, in 2016, as its second bishop. 

Jimenez first came to the CNMI as a migrant worker in 1995 and taught at Eskuelan San Francisco de Borja on Rota. He was accepted to the seminary program of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa in 1999 and was ordained to the priesthood on June 8, 2003. 

Reverend Romeo Convocar has served as the Apostolic Administrator of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Agana since March 28, 2023, following the resignation of Archbishop Michael Byrnes due to health reasons.