Juan Carlos Maccarone

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Juan Carlos Maccarone (19 October 1940 – 29 March 2015[1]) was an Argentine Roman Catholic bishop.

Early life and ordination[edit]

Maccarone was born on 19 October 1940 in Buenos Aires. After receiving a formal education, he studied Roman Catholic theology. He was ordained as a priest on 17 December 1968.


On 30 January 1993 at the age of 52, Maccarone was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina, with the simultaneous appointment to the Titular Bishop of Mauriana.[2] In 1996, he became bishop in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Chascomús.[3] On 18 February 1999, Maccarone was nominated as bishop in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santiago del Estero.[3]

Gay sex scandal[edit]

In 2005, a video showing Maccarone having sex with a 23-year-old man, his chauffeur, was made public.[4][5][6] Maccarone resigned as a bishop on 19 August 2005,[2] which was immediately accepted by then Pope Benedict XVI.[7]


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  4. ^ "Catholic Archbishop goes down in Gay Sex video scandal". Indymedia. August 24, 2005. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  5. ^ "Bischof zurückgetreten". Queer (in German). August 25, 2005. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  6. ^ McMahon, Colin. "Argentine cleric caught on tape". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  7. ^ "Joven filmó encuentro sexual con obispo" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on November 10, 2005. Retrieved March 16, 2021.