ASUNCION, Paraguay – Rogelio Livieres Plano, a former bishop in Paraguay who was revered by some for building a successful seminary but who was ousted by Pope Francis amid several controversies, has died. He was 69.
Livieres Plano died on Friday in a hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from complications related to diabetes, Asuncion Archbishop Edmundo Valenzuela told The Associated Press.
Valenzuela said a group of Paraguayan clergy recently visited Livieres Plano in Buenos Aires.
“Happily we were able to say goodbye to our brother Rogelio” before he died, said Valenzuela.
Livieres Plano was a member of the conservative Opus Dei movement and spent 10 years overseeing the diocese of Ciudad del Este, a sprawling city in eastern Paraguay that borders Brazil.