Guillermo Leaden

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Guillermo Leaden, S.D.B.
Auxiliary Bishop Archdiocese of Buenos Aires (Emeritus)
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Archdiocese of Buenos Aires
In office 1954 – 1989
Ordination November 23, 1941
Personal details
Born July 20, 1913
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died July 14, 2014(2014-07-14) (aged 100)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Guillermo Leaden, S.D.B. (July 20, 1913 – July 14, 2014) was an Argentine Bishop of the Catholic Church. At nearly age 101, he was one of the oldest bishops in the Church and the oldest Argentine bishop.


Leaden was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1913. He was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic religious institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco in November 1941. After this, he worked as a teacher in Buenos Aires. In 1969, he was appointed episcopal vicar of Belgrano.

On May 28, 1975 he was appointed Titular Bishop of Theudalis and Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires and was ordained August 8, 1975. In 1976, a few months into the Dictatorship, his brother Alfredo was assassinated in the Palottino Massacre. Pope Francis recently launched the cause for Alfredo's beatification.[1] On April 10, 1992, Leaden retired from all his posts. After his retirement, Leaden still lived in Buenos Aires, where he died a few days before his 101st birthday.


  1. ^ AICA (2013-12-17). "Murió monseñor Guillermo Leaden, decano del episcopado argentino". AICA. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 

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