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Diocese of

Villarrica

Paraguay Paraguay

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 13,342 km²

Population: 306,942 Catholics (94.4% of 325,237 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Asunción

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

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 36 parishes, 48 priests (45 diocesan, 3 religious), 65 deacons, 71 lay religious (3 brothers, 68 sisters), 19 seminarians (2015)

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2018.06.23 – ...):Bishop Adalberto Martínez Flores (67)Bishop Adalberto Martínez Flores (67)

President of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay

Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Paraguay (Paraguay)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Villarrica (Roman Rite)

Bishop Adalberto Martínez Flores (67)Bishop Adalberto Martínez Flores (67)Permalink
(2018.06.23 – ...)

Bishop of Villarrica (Paraguay)
President of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay
Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Paraguay (Paraguay)

Born:1951.07.08 (Paraguay)
Ordained Priest:1985.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1997.11.08

Titular Bishop of Tatilti (1997.08.14 – 2000.05.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Asunción (Paraguay) (1997.08.14 – 2000.05.18)

Bishop of San Lorenzo (Paraguay) (2000.05.18 – 2007.02.19)

Bishop of San Pedro (Paraguay) (2007.02.19 – 2012.03.14)

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay (2011.11 – 2015.11.03)

Military Ordinary of Paraguay (Paraguay) (2012.03.14 – 2018.06.23)

Bishop of Villarrica (Paraguay) (2018.06.23 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Paraguay (Paraguay) (2018.06.23 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay (2018.11.09 – ...)

Bishop Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Ríos (63)Bishop Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Ríos (63)Permalink
(2010.06.25 – 2017.06.29)

Bishop of Caacupé (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 – 2017.06.29)

Apostolic Administrator of Ciudad del Este (Paraguay) (2014.09.25 – 2014.11.15)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay (2015.11.03 – 2018.11.09)

Bishop of Caacupé (Paraguay) (2017.06.29 – ...)

Bishop Sebelio Peralta ÁlvarezPermalink
(1990.04.19 – 2008.12.27)

Born:1939.09.19 (Paraguay)
Ordained Priest:1964.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1979.05.01
Died:2014.11.19 († 75)

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 – 2014.11.19)

Bishop Felipe Santiago Benítez Avalos (later Archbishop)Permalink
(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)

First 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 RodríguezPermalink
(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 Tingitii (1965.12.07 – 1968.12.25)

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

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.17

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