On Saturday, 30 December 2017, President Danilo Medina attended the ordination of the new bishop of the diocese of San Pedro de Macorís, Monsignor Santiago Rodríguez Rodríguez. The ceremony was headed by Monsignor Gregorio Nicanor Peña Rodríguez, bishop of the diocese La Altagracia.
The mass began at 10am in the sports center of the Central University of the East in San Pedro. The ceremony was also attended by members of the Dominican Episcopalian Conference, priests and deacons as well as members of the military and lay people.
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2 January 2018