David Álvarez (bishop)

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David Andrés Álvarez-Velázquez (born 17 August 1941) served as Bishop of the Diocese of Puerto Rico of the Episcopal Church of the United States(TEC),[1] or "Iglesia Episcopal Puertorriqueña",[2] succeeding the late Right Reverend Francisco Reus-Froylan, the first Puerto Rican to serve as Diocesan Bishop. He also served as acting Bishop in Cuba and was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Episcopal Church of the United States.[3]

He retired as Diocesan Bishop in 2013, upon attaining the mandatory retirement age of 72. In 2014 Bishop Wilfrido Ramos-Orench was appointed Bishop Provisional of Puerto Rico until a new process is begun and completed to select Bishop Alvarez' formal successor as the VII Diocesan Episcopal Bishop of Puerto Rico.

Bishop Alvarez and his wife, Maryleen, divide their time between Ocala, Florida and Puerto Rico, where they are members of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. He remains active in committees of the Episcopal Church of the United States and participated in the consecration of Peter Eaton as Bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeastern Florida.


  1. ^ http://www.episcopalchurch.org/directory_18827_ENG_HTM.htm
  2. ^ The Episcopal church annual. Morehouse-Barlow. 2004. p. 438. 
  3. ^ http://generalconvention.org/ec/roster
Episcopal Church (USA) titles
Preceded by
Francisco Reus-Froylan
Diocesan Bishop of Puerto Rico
Succeeded by
Wilfrido Ramos-Orench (acting)