Juan Carlos Maccarone

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Juan Carlos Maccarone (born 19 October 1940 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine Roman Catholic retired bishop.

Early life and ordination[edit]

Maccarone was born on 19 October 1940 in Buenos Aires. After receiving a formal education, he studied Roman Catholic theology. He was ordained as priest on 17 December 1968.


In 1996, he became bishop in Roman Catholic Diocese of Chascomús. On 18 February 1999, Maccarone was nominated as bishop in Roman Catholic Diocese of Santiago del Estero.

Gay sex scandal[edit]

In 2005, a video was published, which showed Maccarone having sex together with a 23 year old man. [1][2] Maccarone retired as bishop on 19 August 2005.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Indymedia:Catholic Archbishop goes down in Gay Sex video scandal
  2. ^ Queer:Bischof zurückgetreten (german)