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Francisco Domingo Barbosa Da Silveira

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Francisco Domingo Barbosa Da Silveira (26 March 1944 in Tambores, Uruguay – 17 June 2015) was a Roman Catholic bishop in Uruguay.


Silveira studied Roman Catholic theology. On 17 June 1972, he was ordained a priest. On 6 March 2004, he was made bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Minas. In 2009, he was extorted by two prisoners, with whom he had reportedly had previous 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]


  1. ^ Radio Vatikan: Uruguay/Vatikan: Bischof tritt zurück[permanent dead link], oecumene.radiovaticana.org; accessed 19 June 2015.(in German)
  2. ^ Bischof wird homosexueller Akte beschuldigt; accessed 19 June 2015. (in German)
  3. ^ Der Standard:Bischof trat nach schweren Vorwürfen zurück, derstandard.at; accessed 19 June 2015.(in German)

External links[edit]

  • Profile, Catholic-Hierarchy.org; accessed 19 June 2015.