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Diocese of

Villarrica

Paraguay Paraguay

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Ecclesiastical Province: Asunción

Neighbouring Dioceses: San Juan Bautista (↙), Carapeguá (←), Coronel Oviedo (↑), Ciudad del Este (→), Encarnación (↘)

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2010.06.25 – ...):Bishop Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Ríos (59)Bishop Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Ríos (59)

Apostolic Administrator of Ciudad del Este (Paraguay)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Villarrica (Roman Rite)

Bishop Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Ríos (59)Bishop Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Ríos (59)
(2010.06.25 – ...)

Bishop of Villarrica (Paraguay)
Apostolic Administrator of Ciudad del Este (Paraguay)

Born:1954.12.13 (Paraguay)
Ordained Priest:1982.12.12
Consecrated Bishop:1994.01.06

Titular Bishop of Casæ Calanæ (1993.11.27 – 2003.05.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Asunción (Paraguay) (1993.11.27 – 2003.05.24)

Military Ordinary of Paraguay (Paraguay) (2003.05.24 – 2010.06.25)

Bishop of Villarrica (Paraguay) (2010.06.25 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Ciudad del Este (Paraguay) (2014.09.25 – ...)

Bishop Sebelio Peralta Álvarez (75)Bishop Sebelio Peralta Álvarez (75)
(1990.04.19 – 2008.12.27)

Bishop of San Lorenzo (Paraguay)

Born:1939.09.19 (Paraguay)
Ordained Priest:1964.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1979.05.01

Titular Bishop of Iunca in Mauretania (1979.03.05 – 1990.04.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Villarrica (Paraguay) (1979.03.05 – 1990.04.19)

Bishop of Villarrica (Paraguay) (1990.04.19 – 2008.12.27)

Bishop of San Lorenzo (Paraguay) (2008.12.27 – ...)

Bishops of Villarrica (Roman Rite)

Bishop Felipe Santiago Benítez Avalos (later Archbishop)
(1965.12.04 – 1989.05.20)

Born:1926.05.01 (Paraguay)
Ordained Priest:1952.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:1961.09.24
Died:2009.03.19 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Chersonesus in Europa (1961.08.10 – 1965.12.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Asunción (Paraguay) (1961.08.10 – 1965.12.04)

Bishop of Villarrica (Paraguay) (1965.12.04 – 1989.05.20)

President of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay (1973 – 1985)

Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1983 – 1987)

President of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay (1989 – 1990)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Asunción (Paraguay) (1989.05.20 – 2002.06.15)

Bishop Agustín Rodríguez
(1931.10.19 – 1965.12.07)

Born:1900.05.05 (Paraguay)
Ordained Priest:1925.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1932.05.15
Died:1968.12.25 († 68)

Bishop of Villarrica (Paraguay) (1931.10.19 – 1965.12.07)

Titular Bishop of Castellum Titulianum (1965.12.07 – 1968.12.25)

Military Vicar of Paraguay (Paraguay) (1965.12.07 – 1968.12.25)

Former Prelates


as of 2014.10.15

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