Eugenio Coter

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His Excellency
Eugenio Coter
Vicar Apostolic of Pando
Titular Bishop of Tibiuca
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Diocese Vicar Apostolic of Pando
Appointed 10 March 1962
Installed April 24, 2013
Predecessor Luis Morgan Casey
Other posts Titular Bishop of Tibiuca
Ordination June 20, 1981
by Giulio Oggioni
Consecration April 24, 2013
by Luis Morgan Casey
Personal details
Born (1957-07-11) 11 July 1957 (age 60)
Gazzaniga (BG), Italy
Nationality Italian
Residence Bishop's House, Riberalta, Bolivia
Motto Su misericordia llega a sus fieles
Styles of
Eugenio Coter
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Spoken style His Excellency
Religious style Your Excellency

Eugenio Coter (born July 11, 1957) is a Roman Catholic bishop in the Apostolic Vicariate of Pando, Bolivia.

Diocesan service in Italy and Bolivia[edit]

He was born in 1957 in Gazzaniga, a village in the province of Bergamo (Italy). He was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Bergamo on June 20, 1981. From 1981 to 1991, Bishop Coter was a priest within the Diocese of Bergamo, serving as associate pastor of Grassobbio and Gandino.

After attending a course at the Missionary Centre (CMU) in Verona, he was sent fidei donum priest in Bolivia in 1991. Serving the Archdiocese of Cochabamba he was parochial vicar in Sacaba and Villa Tunari, and then parish priest in Condebamba of Cochabamba (from 1996 to 2000). For the Archdiocese of Cochabamba he was also member and president of the Foundation "San Lucas", legal representative of the "Celim" NGO of the diocese of Bergamo in Bolivia, member of the Diocesan Pastoral Council.

Since 2000 he has been Episcopal Delegate for the Pastoral Social-Caritas of Cochabamba, and since 2012 spiritual director of the Archdiocesan Major Seminary "San Luis" of Cochabamba. He is also president of the Bolivian Blood Donors' Association (ABDS).


On February 2, 2013, he was elected Titular Bishop of Tibiuca and Vicar Apostolic of Pando. On April 24, 2013, he was consecrated in the Cathedral Church of Riberalta by the bishops Luis Morgan Casey, vicar apostolic emeritus of Pando, cardinal Julio Terrazas Sandoval, archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, and Tito Solari Capellari, archbishop of Cochabamba.

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