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Diocese of

Ciudad del Este

Paraguay Paraguay

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 29,562 km²

Population: 974,433 Catholics (88.5% of 1,101,339 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Asunción

Neighbouring Dioceses: Villarrica (↙), Coronel Oviedo (←), Naviraí (↑), Toledo (↗), Foz do Iguaçu (→), Puerto Iguazú (↘), Encarnación (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 51 parishes, 133 priests (72 diocesan, 61 religious), 2 deacons, 280 lay religious (110 brothers, 170 sisters), 211 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches

Villarrica (↙), Coronel Oviedo (←), Naviraí (↑), Toledo (↗), Foz do Iguaçu (→), Puerto Iguazú (↘), Encarnación (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.11.15 – ...):Bishop Heinz Wilhelm Steckling, O.M.I. (70)Bishop Heinz Wilhelm Steckling, O.M.I. (70)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ciudad del Este (Roman Rite)

Bishop Heinz Wilhelm Steckling, O.M.I. (70)Bishop Heinz Wilhelm Steckling, O.M.I. (70)Permalink
(2014.11.15 – ...)

Bishop of Ciudad del Este (Paraguay)

Born:1947.04.23 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1974.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:2014.12.21

Superior General of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (Oblates) (1998.09 – 2010.09.29)

Bishop of Ciudad del Este (Paraguay) (2014.11.15 – ...)

Bishop Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Ríos (62)Bishop Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Ríos (62)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2014.09.25 – 2014.11.15)

Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres PlanoPermalink
(2004.07.12 – 2014.09.25 deposed)

Santifica los en la verdad

Born:1945.08.30 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1978.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:2004.10.03
Died:2015.08.14 († 69)

Bishop of Ciudad del Este (Paraguay) (2004.07.12 – 2014.09.25 deposed)

Bishop Ignacio Gogorza Izaguirre, S.C.I. di Béth. (81)Bishop Ignacio Gogorza Izaguirre, S.C.I. di Béth. (81)Permalink
(2001.02.03 – 2004.07.12)

Bishop emeritus of Encarnación (Paraguay)

Born:1936.07.28 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1961.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1998.06.07

Bishop of Coronel Oviedo (Paraguay) (1998.03.26 – 2001.02.03)

Bishop of Ciudad del Este (Paraguay) (2001.02.03 – 2004.07.12)

Bishop of Encarnación (Paraguay) (2004.07.12 – 2014.11.15)

President of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay (2005.11 – 2011.11)

Bishops of Alto Paraná (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Eustaquio Pastor Cuquejo Verga, C.SS.R. (78)Bishop Eustaquio Pastor Cuquejo Verga, C.SS.R. (78) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2000.02 – 2001.02.03)

Bishop Oscar Páez GarcetePermalink
(1993.07.10 – 2000.02.05)

Born:1937.09.01 (Paraguay)
Ordained Priest:1961.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1978.08.19
Died:2016.03.29 († 78)

Bishop of San Pedro (Paraguay) (1978.06.05 – 1993.07.10)

Bishop of Alto Paraná (Paraguay) (1993.07.10 – 2000.02.05)

President of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay (1994 – 1999)

Prelates of Alto Paraná (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Eustaquio Pastor Cuquejo Verga, C.SS.R. (78)Bishop Eustaquio Pastor Cuquejo Verga, C.SS.R. (78) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1990.04.19 – 1992.05.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Asunción (Paraguay)

Born:1939.09.20 (Paraguay)
Ordained Priest:1964.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:1982.08.15

Titular Bishop of Budua (1982.06.27 – 1990.04.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Asunción (Paraguay) (1982.06.27 – 1990.04.19)

Bishop-Prelate of Alto Paraná (Paraguay) (1990.04.19 – 1992.05.05)

Titular Bishop of Ofena (1992.05.05 – 1998.03.07)

Military Ordinary of Paraguay (Paraguay) (1992.05.05 – 2002.06.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Caacupé (Paraguay) (1994.11 – 1995.06.03)

Apostolic Administrator of Alto Paraná (Paraguay) (2000.02 – 2001.02.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Asunción (Paraguay) (2002.06.15 – 2014.11.06)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador (2008.04 – 2011)

Bishop Augustín Van Aaken, S.V.D.Permalink
(1972.07.25 – 1990.04.19)

Born:1914.07.06 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1941.04.28
Consecrated Bishop:1972.08.12
Died:1990.08.11 († 76)

Bishop-Prelate of Alto Paraná (Paraguay) (1972.07.25 – 1990.04.19)

Titular Bishop of Achyraus (1972.07.25 – 1990.08.11)

Bishop Francisco Cedzich, S.V.D.Permalink
(1968.05.11 – 1971.12.23)

Born:1911.09.25 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1937.08.19
Consecrated Bishop:1968.06.23
Died:1971.12.23 († 60)

Titular Bishop of Capo della Foresta (1968.05.11 – 1971.12.23)

Bishop-Prelate of Alto Paraná (Paraguay) (1968.05.11 – 1971.12.23)

Former Prelates


as of 2017.10.18

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