Héctor Aguer

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Archbishop Héctor Aguer
Coat of arms of Hector Ruben Aguer.

Héctor Rubén Aguer (born 24 May 1943) is the Roman Catholic Archbishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of La Plata, province of Buenos Aires.

Early life and ordination[edit]

Aguer was born in Buenos Aires on 24 May 1943. He was a member of the parish Saint Mary Theresa Goretti; he received the degree of S.T. L.. He was ordained as a priest by cardinal Juan Carlos Aramburu in Buenos Aires on 25 November 1972. After work in the parish Saint Pedro Gonzalez Telmo, he was appointed rector of the Major Seminary of San Miguel (province of Buenos Aires).[1]


He was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires on 26 February 1992; and consecrated by Cardinal Antonio Quarracino on April 4, 1992. On 26 June 1998, he was appointed Archbishop Coadjutor of La Plata. He took possession of the see on 8 September 1998. He became the seventh Archbishop of La Plata on 12 June 2000.[2]

Pope Benedict XVI named his a member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on 24 February 2007,[3] of the Pontifical Council for Culture on 17 January 2009,[4] and of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America on 8 October 2009.[5] Aguer also received a papal appointment to the 2012 Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization.[6]

Pope Francis accepted his resignation on 2 June 2018.[7]


  1. ^ See "Guia eclesiastica de la Republica Argentina". Buenos Aires, AICA, 2010. Also OSLAM (Organizacion de seminarios de America Latina), bulletin at the General Archive of the CELAM, Bogota.
  2. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 12.06.2000" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 12 June 2000. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 24.02.2007" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 24 February 2007. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 17.01.2009" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 17 January 2009. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 08.10.2009" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 18.09.2012" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Resignation of the archbishop of La Plata, Argentina, and appointment of successor, 02.06.2018" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.

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