Robert Herman Flock

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His Excellency

Robert Herman Flock
Bishop of San Ignacio de Velasco in Bolivia
DioceseSan Ignacio de Velasco
AppointedNovember 11, 2016
PredecessorBishop Carlos Stetter
OrdinationJuly 9, 1982
by Frederick William Freking
ConsecrationJanuary 17, 2013
by Tito Solari Capellari, Sergio Alfredo Gualberti Calandrina and William P. Callahan
Personal details
Robert Herman Flock

(1956-11-04)November 4, 1956
Sparta, Wisconsin, United States
Styles of
Robert Herman Flock
Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

Robert Herman Flock (born November 4, 1956) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who serves as bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Ignacio de Velasco, Bolivia.


Born in Sparta, Wisconsin, Flock was ordained to the priesthood on July 9, 1982,[1] for the Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Flock received theological training from St. Francis de Salles College Seminary, as well as from the Pontifical North American College and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he received a degree in Biblical Theology.[2]

Flock arrived in Bolivia in 1988, where he began missionary work and priestly ministry in Santa Cruz. He was appointed Assistant Vicar for the Parish of Santa Cruz, and was responsible for pastoral vocations.[3]

On October 31, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him to be titular bishop of Forum Popilii, today Forlimpopoli, near Forlì, in Italy, and auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Cochabamba.[1][2][3][4] On November 4, 2016, Pope Francis appointed him as bishop of San Ignacio de Velasco.

Flock was consecrated bishop on January 17, 2013 by Tito Solari Capellari, S.D.B., archbishop of Cochabamba, in the Cathedral of San Sebastián.[5][6]

Flock has been a long-time critic of former President Morales and the wider Movement for Socialism accusing them of violence, racism, and dividing the country.[7]


  1. ^ a b "La Crosse Priest Named Bishop in Bolivia". La Crosse Tribune. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Benedicto XVI nombra dos nuevos obispos para Bolivia". El Día (in Spanish). 1 November 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b "El Papa nombra dos nuevos obispos". Los Tiempos (in Spanish). 1 November 2012. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Pontifical Acts for Oct 31". 31 October 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  5. ^ Gould, Stan. "Monsignor Flock elevated to bishop in Bolivia". The Catholic Times. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  6. ^ Cheney, David M. "Bishop Robert Herman Flock Bever". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Recent events in Bolivia in the light of our religious faith. By Bishop Robert Flock #BolivianCrisis".
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Cochabamba
Succeeded by