Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Livieres Plano’

Bishop ousted by Pope Francis dies, another off hook

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

A bishop ousted from a diocese in Paraguay by Pope Francis has died in Argentina from complications related to diabetes. Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano, 69, resigned as the ordinary of Ciudad del Este diocese last September, but the Holy See never specified why. The resignation came after an apostolic visitation of the diocese arranged by Read more

Ousted bishop in spotlight over finances

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Questions are being raised about the spending decisions of a controversial Paraguayan bishop whom Pope Francis forced to resign. Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano was told to step down last year as head of the diocese of Ciudad del Este. At the time, the Vatican cited unspecified “serious pastoral reasons”. The dismissal came after Francis sent Read more

Pope removes Opus Dei bishop to heal disunity

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Pope Francis has sacked a Paraguayan bishop affiliated to Opus Dei in order to try to mend divisions in the Church in that nation. On September 25, Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano of Ciudad del Este diocese was removed to preserve the “unity of both the bishops and of the faithful”, according to a Vatican Read more