Diocese of

Encarnación

Paraguay Paraguay

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Encarnación / Sanctissimæ Incarnationis (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Asunción

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.11.15 – ...):Bishop Francisco Javier Pistilli Scorzara, I.Sch. (58)Bishop Francisco Javier Pistilli Scorzara, I.Sch. (58)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Encarnación (Roman Rite)

Bishop Francisco Javier Pistilli Scorzara, I.Sch. (58)Bishop Francisco Javier Pistilli Scorzara, I.Sch. (58)
(2014.11.15 – ...)

Bishop of Encarnación (Paraguay)

Alégrense

Born:1965.05.26 (Asunción, 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. (87)Bishop Ignacio Gogorza Izaguirre, S.C.I. di Béth. (87)
(2004.07.12 – 2014.11.15)

Bishop emeritus of Encarnación (Paraguay)

Born:1936.07.28 (Azcoitia, 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 – 2008)

Bishop Jorge Adolfo Carlos Livieres Banks
(1990.04.19 – 2003.07.05)

Born:1929.02.22 (Paraguay)
Ordained Priest:1956.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1976.11.25
Died:2018.12.17 († 89)

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
(1987.07.24 – 1990.04.19)

(see above)

Bishop Juan Bockwinckel, S.V.D.
(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.
(1957.01.21 – 1968.05.11)

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 – 1968.05.11)

Titular Bishop of Telmissus (1964.02.02 – 1972.03.01)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

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

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 16,506 km²

Population: 530,000 Catholics (82.4% of 643,070 total)

Pastoral Centres: 38 parishes, 875 missions

Personnel: 56 priests (18 diocesan, 38 religious), 1 deacon, 95 religious (41 brothers, 54 sisters), 8 seminarians

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