Adolf Bittschi

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Adolfo Eduardo José Bittschi Mayer (born December 1, 1950 in Ingolstadt ; also Adolf Bittschi-Mayer ) is a Roman Catholic auxiliary bishop in Sucre ( Bolivia ).


Bishop Adolf Bittschi at the confirmation in Gunzenhausen July 2010

Adolfo Bittschi Mayer grew up in Kipfenberg and Eichstätt . His father was a police officer. After studying philosophy and theology at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Jerusalem, Adolfo Bittschi Mayer was ordained priest for the diocese of Eichstätt on June 18, 1977 . He was initially active in pastoral care in the diocese of Eichstätt, in 1983 he moved to the mission to Bolivia as a Fidei Donum priest . Since 1985 he has headed the Incahuasi parish in the Bolivian highlands. The Inca language Quechua is spoken there.

On May 15, 2008 he was welcomed by Pope Benedict XVI. Appointed Titular Bishop of Nigizubi and Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Sucre . He was ordained bishop by the Archbishop of Sucre, Jesús Gervasio Pérez Rodríguez, OFM , on August 8, 2008; Co -consecrators were Archbishop Luciano Suriani , Apostolic Nuncio in Bolivia, and the Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra and Chairman of the Bolivian Bishops' Conference, Julio Cardinal Terrazas Sandoval CSsR .

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Individual evidence

  1. "Thanks to the missionaries - Eichstätt diocesan priests have been on mission for 50 years" , Diocese of Eichstätt , July 7th, 2008