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Diocese of

Villarrica

Paraguay Paraguay

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Villarrica (español) / Villarrica del Espíritu Santo (español) / Villaricen(sis) Spiritus Sancti (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Asunción

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (38)

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

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant

Ordinaries

Bishops of Villarrica (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Adalberto Martínez Flores (71)Bishop Adalberto Martínez Flores (71) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(2018.06.23 – 2022.02.17)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni a Porta Latina
Metropolitan Archbishop of Asunción (Paraguay)
President of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay
Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Paraguay (Paraguay)

Que todos sean uno

Born:1951.07.08 (Asunción, Paraguay)
Ordained Priest:1985.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1997.11.08
Created Cardinal:2022.08.27

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)

General Secretary 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 – 2022.02.17)

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

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

Metropolitan Archbishop of Asunción (Paraguay) (2022.02.17 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni a Porta Latina (2022.08.27 – ...)

Bishop Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Ríos (67)Bishop Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Ríos (67)Permalink
(2010.06.25 – 2017.06.29)

Bishop of Caacupé (Paraguay)

Born:1954.12.13 (Asunción, 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

Statistics

Area: 13,342 km²

Population: 319,000 Catholics (91.3% of 349,290 total) (2020)

Statistics: 39 parishes, 51 priests (diocesan), 60 deacons, 70 lay religious (70 sisters), 20 seminarians (2020)

History

Papal Visits

Last updated on 2022.09.23

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