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Diocese of

Encarnación

Paraguay Paraguay

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 16,525 km²

Population: 418,363 Catholics (80.6% of 518,982 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Asunción

Neighbouring Dioceses: Santo Tomé (↙), San Juan Bautista (←), Villarrica (↖), Ciudad del Este (↗), Puerto Iguazú (↗), Posadas (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 35 parishes, 875 missions, 50 priests (18 diocesan, 32 religious), 1 deacon, 118 lay religious (36 brothers, 82 sisters), 7 seminarians (2015)

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Santo Tomé (↙), San Juan Bautista (←), Villarrica (↖), Ciudad del Este (↗), Puerto Iguazú (↗), Posadas (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.11.15 – ...):Bishop Francisco Javier Pistilli Scorzara, I.Sch. (52)Bishop Francisco Javier Pistilli Scorzara, I.Sch. (52)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Encarnación (Roman Rite)

Bishop Francisco Javier Pistilli Scorzara, I.Sch. (52)Bishop Francisco Javier Pistilli Scorzara, I.Sch. (52)Permalink
(2014.11.15 – ...)

Bishop of Encarnación (Paraguay)

Alégrense

Born:1965.05.26 (Paraguay)
Ordained Priest:1997.05.10
Consecrated Bishop:2014.12.20

Bishop of Encarnación (Paraguay) (2014.11.15 – ...)

Bishop Ignacio Gogorza Izaguirre, S.C.I. di Béth. (81)Bishop Ignacio Gogorza Izaguirre, S.C.I. di Béth. (81)Permalink
(2004.07.12 – 2014.11.15)

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)

Bishop Jorge Adolfo Carlos Livieres Banks (88)Bishop Jorge Adolfo Carlos Livieres Banks (88)Permalink
(1990.04.19 – 2003.07.05)

Bishop emeritus of Encarnación (Paraguay)

Born:1929.02.22 (Paraguay)
Ordained Priest:1956.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1976.11.25

Titular Bishop of Utimmira (1976.10.12 – 1987.07.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Asunción (Paraguay) (1976.10.12 – 1987.07.24)

Bishop-Prelate of Encarnación (Paraguay) (1987.07.24 – 1990.04.19)

President of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay (1990 – 1994)

Bishop of Encarnación (Paraguay) (1990.04.19 – 2003.07.05)

President of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay (1999 – 2002)

Prelates of Encarnación (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jorge Adolfo Carlos Livieres Banks (88)Bishop Jorge Adolfo Carlos Livieres Banks (88)Permalink
(1987.07.24 – 1990.04.19)

(see above)

Bishop Juan Bockwinckel, S.V.D.Permalink
(1968.05.11 – 1987.07.24)

Born:1910.08.19 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1938.09.17
Consecrated Bishop:1968.06.23
Died:1999.07.23 († 88)

Titular Bishop of Oppidum novum (1968.05.11 – 1977.11.03)

Bishop-Prelate of Encarnación (Paraguay) (1968.05.11 – 1987.07.24)

Bishop Johannes Wiesen, S.V.D.Permalink
(1957.01.21 – 1972.03.01)

Born:1904.11.16 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1935.10.27
Consecrated Bishop:1964.03.19
Died:1972.03.01 († 67)

Bishop-Prelate of Encarnación (Paraguay) (1957.01.21 – 1972.03.01)

Titular Bishop of Telmissus (1964.02.02 – 1972.03.01)

Former Prelates


as of 2017.09.25

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