The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis has removed Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano due to â€œserious pastoral concernsâ€ and â€œfor the greater good and unity of the Church of Ciudad del Este and episcopal communion in Paraguay.â€
In a statement the Vatican said: â€œAfter a careful examination of the findings of the Apostolic Visitations made â€‹â€‹topre the Bishop, dioceses and seminaries of Ciudad del Este, by the Congregation for Bishops and the Congregation for the Clergy, the Holy Father has proceeded with the replacement of Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano. He has appointed Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela RÃos, Bishop of Villarrica del EspÃritu Santo, as Apostolic Adminostrator of the now vacant diocese.
â€œThe grave decision taken by the Holy See, under the weight of serious pastoral concerns, is for the greater good and unity of the Church of Ciudad del Este and episcopal communion in Paraguay. [More]