Jorge Eduardo Lozano

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Jorge Eduardo Lozano
Archbishop of San Juan de Cuyo
ChurchCatholic Church
SeeSan Juan de Cuyo
Appointed17 June 2017
PredecessorAlfonso Delgado Evers
Ordination3 December 1982
by Juan Carlos Aramburu
Consecration25 March 2000
by Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Personal details
Born (1955-02-10) 10 February 1955 (age 69)
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Alma materPontifical Catholic University of Argentina

Jorge Eduardo Lozano (born 10 February 1955) is a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires from 2000 until 2005, when he became bishop of Gualeguaychú. He became coadjutor archbishop of San Juan de Cuyo in 2016 and succeeded to that see in 2017.


Born in Buenos Aires on 10 February 1955, Lozano was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Juan Carlos Aramburu, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, on 3 December 1982.[1][2]

On 4 January 2000, Pope John Paul II appointed him auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires and titular bishop of Furnos Maior.[1]

He received his episcopal consecration on 25 March[3] from Jorge Mario Bergoglio,[2] archbishop of Buenos Aires, with the bishop of San Martín, Raúl Omar Rossi, and auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires, Mario José Serra, serving as co-consecrators.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed him bishop of Gualeguaychú on 22 December 2005,[3] and he was installed on 11 March 2006.[2]

Pope Francis named him coadjutor archbishop for the Archdiocese of San Juan de Cuyo on 31 August 2016,[4] and he became its archbishop on 17 June 2017.[5]

On 6 November 2020 he was named secretary general of the Episcopal Conference of Latin America (CELAM).[2]


  1. ^ a b "Rinunce e Nomine, 04.01.2000" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 4 January 2000. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d "Monseñor Jorge Eduardo Lozano, Nuevo Secretario General del CELAM" (in Spanish). CELAM. Archived from the original on 8 November 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Rinunce e Nomine, 22.12.2005" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 22 December 2005. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 31.08.2016" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  5. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 17.06.2017" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 17 June 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2022.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Titular Bishop of Furnos Maior
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Gualeguaychú
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Archbishop Coadjutor of San Juan de Cuyo
Succeeded by
Preceded by Archbishop of San Juan de Cuyo
Succeeded by