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Francisco de la Serna

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Church  Catholic Church
Nationality  Peruvian
Ordination  9 June 1596
In office  1645–1647
Died  1647, La Paz, Bolivia
Predecessor  Alfonso de Franco y Luna
Successor  Luis Antonio de Castro y Castillo
Consecration  15 November 1637 by Hernando de Arias y Ugarte
Diocese  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Paz

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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).

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Biography

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).

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Francisco de la Serna Wikipedia


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