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Resignations and Appointments, 20.11.2017

Appointment of auxiliary of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Appointment of auxiliary of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina

 

Appointment of auxiliary of Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Rev. Gustavo Oscar Carrara, episcopal vicar for the villas de emergencia and pastor of the parish of Santa María, Madre del Pueblo in Buenos Aires, assigning him the titular see of Tasbalta.

Rev. Gustavo Oscar Carrara

The Rev. Gustavo Oscar Carrara was born in Buenos Aires on 24 May 1973. He carried out his studies in philosophy and theology in the major seminary of Buenos Aires and received priestly ordination on 24 October 1998.

He was vicar of the parishes Nuestra Señora de Luján de los Patriotas (1999-2003), of the Santuario San Cayetano (2003-2006) and of the Inmaculada Concepción a Belgrano (2006-2007), pastor of the parish of the Virgen Inmaculada (2008-2009), head of the Youth Pastoral Commission of the archdiocese of Buenos Aires (2002), deputy supervisor of the archdiocesan council of Acción Católica Argentina (2006-2009), dean (2011-2014) and member of the presbyteral council. He is currently episcopal vicar for the villas de emergencia and pastor of the Santa María, Madre del Pueblo parish.

 

Appointment of auxiliary of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina

The Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina, the Rev. Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva, of the clergy of the diocese o San Isidro, pastor of the parish of Nuestra Señora de la Cava in Beccar, assigning him the titular see of Lacubaza.

Rev. Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva

The Rev. Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva was born in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, on 12 April 1968. He carried out his studies in philosophy and theology in the seminary of the diocese of San Isidro and received priestly ordination on 24 October 1997.

He holds a licentiate in theology, with specialization in Church history and canon law, from the Catholic University of Argentina. He also holds the qualification for legal practice, from the Catholic University of Salta.

He has served as vicar of the parish of Nuestra Señora de la Cava (1997-2005) and pastor of the parish of Santa Clara de Asís (2005-2014). He is currently pastor of the parish of Nuestra Señora de la Cava in Beccar, vice president of diocesan Caritas, regional assessor of pastoral care in prisons, secretary of the Commission of Pastoral Care in Prisons of the Episcopal Conference of Argentina, and chaplain of various prisons in the province of Buenos Aires.