Auxiliary Bishop

Auxiliary Bishop Andrea Lembo

As my motto, "As I have loved you," (John13:34) what we Christians must do together in this challenging world is to love each another.

Let priests and faithful work together to witness the love of Jesus to the society!


  • May 23, 1974 Born in Treviglio, Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy
  • November 24, 1974 Baptized at the Church of St. Peter the Apostle in Treviglio
  • June 7, 2003: ordained deacon.
  • June 12, 2004 Ordained priest
  • April 2009: Came to Japan
  • September 16, 2023 Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Tokyo
  • December 16, 2023 Ordained bishop


Coat of Arms


”As I Have Loved You" (John 13:34)

Explanation of Coat of Arms

In the world, Love of God shines like gold, though Jesus (the Ideogram of Love). This Love, through the work of the Holy Spirit, continues to burn like a flame, to sanctify the world and attract all peoples to the Father (red). The Church, founded on the apostle and Mary, is like a boat that across the seas to announce the Gospel (blue representing the sea and the sky). At the same time, it is the reflection of the Celestial Jerusalem.