Francisco Domingo Barbosa Da Silveira

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Francisco Domingo Barbosa Da Silveira (born 26 March 1944 in Tambores) is a Roman Catholic bishop in Uruguay.


Early life and ordination[edit]

Silveira studied Roman Catholic theology. On 17 June 1972, he was ordained priest.


On 6 March 2004, he was made bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Minas.

Scandal and resignation[edit]

In 2009, he was extorted by two prisoners, with whom the bishop had previously same-sex sexual relations.[1]

He subsequently resigned in accordance with the norms of canon law after an investigation from the Holy See.[2][3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Radio Vatikan:Uruguay/Vatikan: Bischof tritt zurück
  2. ^ Bischof wird homosexueller Akte beschuldigt (german)
  3. ^ Der Standard:Bischof trat nach schweren Vorwürfen zurück (german)