Carlos Azpiroz Costa

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Carlos Alfonso Azpiroz Costa
Born (1956-10-30) 30 October 1956 (age 59)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Education Angelicum (J.C.D. 1992)
Church Catholic Church
Ordained 1987[1]
Offices held
Rector of the Basilica of Santa Sabina (1997–2000)[1]
Title Master of the Order of Preachers (2001–2010)

Carlos Alfonso Azpiroz Costa, O.P., J.C.D. (born 30 October 1956, Buenos Aires) is a Roman Catholic priest of the Dominican Order.[1] Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was elected Master of the Order of Preachers at the 2001 General Chapter of the Order in Providence, Rhode Island. On 3 November 2015, Pope Francis named him Archbishop coadjutor of the Bahia Blanca.[2]

In January 2008, at the General Chapter of the Order in Bogotá, he commented on his experiences in his role as Master of the Order:

As Master of the Order, I am a missionary who strengthens my brothers and sisters scattered throughout the world. I hear their stories and see their reality. I remember the faces of Christian families badly wounded at Bahawalpur (Pakistan 2001), the neighbors of our sisters in the poorest barrios of Kinshasa (Congo), the children following us in Cameroon, in the Civil War Square in Campodos (Tibú), Colombia, families fishing from the canoes off Gizo in the Solomon Islands or in the Urubamba River in the Peruvian Amazon.[3]

During his tenure as Master of the Order he was ex officio Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum in Rome.


  1. ^ a b c Master of the Order from the website of the Dominican Order
  2. ^ "Riunce e nomine". Vatican Press Office. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Master of the Order Calls for Rededication to the Rosary, from Dominican Life USA
Preceded by
Timothy Radcliffe
Master of the Order of Preachers
Succeeded by
Bruno Cadoré