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Diocese of

Benjamín Aceval

Paraguay Paraguay

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 44,000 km²

Population: 104,000 Catholics (80.0% of 130,000 total) (2018)

Statistics: 8 parishes, 8 priests (diocesan), 17 lay religious (1 brother, 16 sisters) (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Asunción

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

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2018.06.16 – ...):Bishop Amancio Francisco Benítez Candia (48)Bishop Amancio Francisco Benítez Candia (48)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay

Ordinaries

Bishops of Benjamín Aceval (Roman Rite)

Bishop Amancio Francisco Benítez Candia (48)Bishop Amancio Francisco Benítez Candia (48)Permalink
(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 (79)Bishop Cándido Cárdenas Villalba (79)Permalink
(1998.07.06 – 2018.06.16)

Bishop emeritus of Benjamín Aceval (Paraguay)

Born:1941.10.03 (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 (81)Bishop Mario Melanio Medina Salinas (81)Permalink
(1980.06.28 – 1997.07.08)

Bishop emeritus of San Juan Bautista (Paraguay)

Born:1939.10.22 (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)


as of 2021.02.12

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