Fallece Monseñor Waldo Barrionuevo, obispo del Vicariato de Reyes

Monsignor Waldo Barrionuevo, bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Kings, dies

July 8, 2022, 5:49 AM

July 8, 2022, 5:49 AM

The Bolivian Episcopal Conference (CEB) announced the death, this Thursday, July 7, of Monsignor Waldo Ruben Barrionuevo Ramirez, bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Kings, who was also president of the Evangelization Area, Missionary of the congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer and national director of the Pontifical Works of Bolivia.

According to the CEB, the funeral will take place in Oruro, but the date has not yet been announced.

“We welcome your prayers, imploring the Lord to grant rest Eternal Monsignor Waldo, who stood out for his missionary work, “says the statement.

On July 6, the CEB announced that Monsignor Barrionuevo had suffered an irreversible stroke.

Monsignor Waldo Barrionuevo, bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Kings, dies

“Missionary in his land, communicator and announcer of the Gospel, always at the side of the difficulties and hopes of the people, especially the simplest and weakest”, the CEB describes it in its obituary.

Monsignor Waldo Barrionuevo, bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Kings, dies

Monsignor Waldo Barrionuevo

According to a publication by Radio María Bolivia, Monsignor Barrionuevo was born in Oruro on September 9, 1967 and in 1989 he began his formation in the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. He made his religious profession in 1992 and was ordained a priest in 1997.

Between 1996 and 199 he was Extraordinary Councilor of the Redemptorist Province in Bolivia. While, between 1997 and 2000 he was a member of the missionary team in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. For four years beginning in the year 2000, was sent to Oruro as a collaborator of the Master of Novices and, later, from 2004 to 2006 he served as Master of Novices, continues the profile of the bishop. From 2009 to 20120 he led the Missionary Team in Santa Cruz de la Sierra as Superior.

His episcopal ordination took place, in the town of Reyes, on May 14, 2014. While on February 18, 2019, Pope Francis appointed him Apostolic Administrator of the Vicariate of Reyes. A year later, on May 31, 2019, Pope Francis appointed him Vicar Apostolic of the Vicariate of Kings.

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