Esteban María Laxague

Male, Person

1957 –


Who is Esteban María Laxague?

Esteban María Laxague, SDB is as of 2006 the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Viedma. As any other Archbishop or Bishop in Argentina, his style is His Very Reverend Excellency. Addressing style is Monsignor. He was born in Coronel Pringles, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina -close to Bahía Blanca- on March 4, 1957. His native tongue is Spanish although he is fluent in French and Italian, mandatory among the Salesians.

He completed his secondary education at Colegio Don Bosco in Bahía Blanca receiving his title of bachiller in 1979. He was ordained Priest on May 10, 1982 after which he stayed in Neuquén and Bahía Blanca becoming Director of School "La Piedad", belonging to the Order of the Salesians until 1990 when he was appointed Director of Colegio Don Bosco in the same city of Bahía Blanca. He spent a year studying Theology in Rome. Then he was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Viedma on October 21, 2002 by HH Pope John Paul II taking over on a formal Mass on December 21, 2002 being ordained Bishop by Monsignor Marcelo Angiolo Melani and his co consecrators: Monsignor Agustín Roberto Radrizzani and Monsignor Jorge Mayer -then Archbishop Emeritus of Bahía Blanca-. His brother, Monsignor Pedro Laxague, is the present Auxiliary Bishop and former Vicar to Archbishop Guillermo José Garlatti of the Archdiocese of Bahía Blanca.

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Mar 4, 1957
Coronel Pringles
Also known as
  • Esteban Maria Laxague
Lived in
  • Buenos Aires Province

on July 23, 2013


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