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The new Apostolic Administrator, Father Rafael Ramón Ibarguren Schindler, EP,
belongs to the Society of Apostolic Life, Virgo Flos Carmeli, constituted of
priests of the Heralds of the Gospel

QUITO (Monday, 01/11/10, Gaudium Press) - On October 30, Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation—upon reaching the age limit—of the Most Rev. Gonzalo López Marañón, OCD, Apostolic Vicar of Sucumbíos, Ecuador, and has nominated Fr. Ramón Ibarguren Schindler, EP, current chaplain and spiritual assistant of the International College of the Heralds of the Gospel in Paraguay, as Apostolic Administrator of the Vicariate—the vacant see of Sucumbíos.

Father Rafael Ramón Ibarguren Schindler, EP, belongs to the Society of Apostolic Life, Virgo Flos Carmeli, constituted of priests of the Heralds of the Gospel.

Biographical data:

Fr. Rafael Ibarguren Schindler, EP, was born on June 26, 1952, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was ordained a deacon on December 8, 2004, in Avezzano, Italy, and a priest on June 15, 2005, in the Basilica of Carmel in São Paulo, Brazil. He belongs to the Clerical Society of Apostolic Life Virgo Flos Carmeli.

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Padre Rafael Ramón Ibarguren Schindler, EP

He studied philosophy and theology in São Paulo, Brazil, and obtained a canonical licentiate in Moral Theology with emphasis on Social Doctrine from the Pontifical Bolivarian University of Medellín, Colombia.

During his priestly ministry, Fr. Rafael Ramón Ibarguren Schindler, has occupied the following pastoral positions:

Since 2005: President of the Brotherhood of the Central American Heralds of the Gospel, headquartered in San José, Costa Rica.

2001-2007: Local head of the Heralds of the Gospel, and coordinator of the Archdiocesan Ministry of Manágua, Nicaragua; Chaplain of Purity of Mary College of Manágua; Member of the Consultative Council of the Bertha Calderón Woman's Hospital of Manágua; Coordinator of youth retreats and workshops in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

2002-2008: Regular contributor to the opinion page of La Prensa newspaper of Nicaragua.

2007-2009: Spiritual assistant of the Save Me Queen of Fatima Association (Spain).

Since 2009: Councillor of the World Federation of the Eucharistic Works of the Church – Association of the Faithful of Pontifical Right, and parochial administrator of the Parish of Archicollar Camarenilla, in Toledo, Spain.

Since 2010: Chaplain and spiritual assistant for the International College of the Heralds of the Gospel of Asunción, Paraguay.

The Ecuadorian Episcopal Conference expresses its pleasure with this nomination.

The Church in Sucumbiós

On July 2, 1984, the Holy See erected the Apostolic Vicariate of San Miguel de Sucumbiós, under the care of the Discalced Carmelites, with the Most Rev. Gonzalo López Marañón, as vicar. The Apostolic Vicariate comprises almost the entire Ecuadorian province of Sucumbíos, located along a strip of Northern Ecuadorian Amazonia bordering Colombia; it covers approximately 18,612 square kilometers.

An estimated 147,445 persons presently live in the province of Sucumbíos. They are mostly colonists, oil company workers, retailers, indigenous people, African Americans and Colombian immigrants.

Noteworthy among the varied and dynamic missionary groups in the diocese—along with the masculine Community of Discalced Carmelites—are the Carmelites of the Sacred Heart, the Ursuline Sisters, the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, the Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and St. Catherine of Siena, the Marist Brothers, the Sisters of Charity of  Saint Anne, the Marianite Sisters, the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation and the Sisters of Providence, as well as diocesan priests and consecrated lay people.

Bearing in mind the ethnic composition of the population and other characteristics, the Pastoral Units of the Diocese, are divided, today, into Indigenous Ministry, Rural Ministry, Urban Ministry, and Black Ministry serving each one through specific pastoral guidelines. ²

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