| Catholic Church|
9 June 1596
1647, La Paz, Bolivia
| Alfonso de Franco y Luna|
Luis Antonio de Castro y Castillo
15 November 1637
by Hernando de Arias y Ugarte
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Paz
Francisco de la Serna, O.E.S.A. (1568 – April 1647) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of La Paz (1645–1647), Bishop of Popayán (1638–1645), and Bishop of Paraguay (1635–1638).
Francisco de la Serna Wikipedia
Francisco de la Serna was born in Huanuco, Peru in 1568 and ordained a priest in the Order of Hermits of Saint Augustine on 9 June 1596. On 17 December 1635, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Urban VIII as Bishop of Paraguay. On 15 November 1637, he was consecrated bishop by Hernando de Arias y Ugarte, Archbishop of Lima, assisted by Father Pedro de Ortega y Sotomayor. On 14 June 1638, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Urban VIII as Bishop of Popayán. On 19 January 1645, he was selected by the King of Spain and confirmed by Pope Innocent X on 21 August 1645 as Bishop of La Paz. He served as Bishop of La Paz until his death in April 1647.
While bishop, he was the principal consecrator of Gaspar de Villarroel, Bishop of Santiago de Chile (1638); and the principal co-consecrator of Bartolomé de Benavente y Benavides, Bishop of Antequera, Oaxaca (1640).