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Born 2 Dec., 1957
Ordained priest 24 Feb., 1991
Consecrated bishop 29 June, 1997
Rimantas Norvila was born on December 2, 1957, in the district of Kaunas. After having graduated the secondary school in Kaunas he entered the Kaunas Politechnical Institute in 1975. 1976 -1978 he did the obligatory military service in Soviet Army. After the military service he worked in different places for 8 years Norvila entered the Interdiocesan Seminary in Kaunas. On February 24, 1991, he was ordained priest. Afterwards Rev. Norvila served as vicar in three different parishes of Kaunas. In 1993 he was appointed chancellor of Kaunas Archdiocesan Curia. In 1995 Rev. R. Norvila studied in the Pontifical St. Thomas University in Rome. He graduated the university with the degree of the licenciate of theology.
On June 29, 1997, Rev. Rimantas Norvila was consecrated bishop. 1997 2001 Bishop Norvila was the rector of the Seminary in Kaunas. On July 27, 1999, Bishop Rimantas Norvila was appointed vicar general of the archdiocese of Kaunas. On January 5, 2002 Bishop Rimantas Norvila was appointed ordinary bishop of Vilkaviškis diocese.
20022011 Bishop R. Norvila was presiding the Council for Youth Affairs of Lithuanian Bishops' Conference. Since 2002 he has been presiding the LBC Council for Relations with Polish Bishops' Conference. On October 26, 2011 Bishop R. Norvila was elected president of the Commission for Liturgy of LBC.