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Diocese of

Benjamín Aceval

Paraguay Paraguay

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Benjamín Aceval / Beniaminacevalen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Asunción

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Pilcomayo (↖), Chaco Paraguayo (↑), Concepción (↗), San Pedro (→), Caacupé (↘), Asunción (↓), Formosa (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2018.06.16 – ...):Bishop Amancio Francisco Benítez Candia (49)Bishop Amancio Francisco Benítez Candia (49)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay

Ordinaries

Bishops of Benjamín Aceval (Roman Rite)

Bishop Amancio Francisco Benítez Candia (49)Bishop Amancio Francisco Benítez Candia (49)
(2018.06.16 – ...)

Bishop of Benjamín Aceval (Paraguay)
General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay

Born:1973.02.10 (Cerroguy-Itapé, Paraguay)
Ordained Priest:1999.04.24
Consecrated Bishop:2018.08.04

Bishop of Benjamín Aceval (Paraguay) (2018.06.16 – ...)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay (2018.11.09 – ...)

Bishop Cándido Cárdenas Villalba (81)Bishop Cándido Cárdenas Villalba (81)
(1998.07.06 – 2018.06.16)

Bishop emeritus of Benjamín Aceval (Paraguay)

Born:1941.10.03 (Supucia, Paraguay)
Ordained Priest:1970.07.12
Consecrated Bishop:1998.09.20

Bishop of Benjamín Aceval (Paraguay) (1998.07.06 – 2018.06.16)

Bishop Mario Melanio Medina Salinas (83)Bishop Mario Melanio Medina Salinas (83)
(1980.06.28 – 1997.07.08)

Bishop emeritus of San Juan Bautista (Paraguay)

Born:1939.10.22 (Fernando de la Mora, Paraguay)
Ordained Priest:1970.05.17
Consecrated Bishop:1980.08.10

Bishop of Benjamín Aceval (Paraguay) (1980.06.28 – 1997.07.08)

Coadjutor Bishop of San Juan Bautista (Paraguay) (1997.07.08 – 1999.07.22)

Bishop of San Juan Bautista (Paraguay) (1999.07.22 – 2017.02.16)

Statistics

Area: 44,000 km²

Population: 107,500 Catholics (80.5% of 133,600 total) (2020)

Statistics: 8 parishes, 8 priests (diocesan), 15 lay religious (1 brother, 14 sisters), 2 seminarians (2020)

History

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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