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Pedro de la Peña

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Church  Catholic Church
Successor  Antonio Avendaño y Paz
Consecration  18 October 1565
In office  1565-1583
Predecessor  García Díaz Arias
Previous post  Bishop of Verapaz (1564–1565)
Died  7 March 1583, Quito, Ecuador
Diocese  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quito

Pedro de la Peña, O.P. (died 7 March 1583) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as the second Bishop of Quito (1565-1583) and the second Bishop of Verapaz (1564–1565).>

Biography

Antonio de Hervias was ordained a priest in the Order of Preachers. On 1 Mar 1564, he was selected by the King of Spain and confirmed by Pope Pius IV as Bishop of Verapaz. On 15 May 1565, he was selected by the King of Spain and confirmed by Pope Pius IV as Bishop of Quito. On 18 October 1565, he was consecrated bishop by Gaspar Zúñiga Avellaneda, Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela with Diego de Covarrubias y Leiva, Bishop of Segovia, and Melchor Alvarez de Vozmediano, Bishop of Guadix, serving as co-consecrators. He served as Bishop of Quito until his death on 7 March 1583.

While bishop, he was the principal co-consecrator of Antonio Avendaño y Paz, Bishop of Concepción (1567).

References

Pedro de la Peña Wikipedia


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