Francisco Cases Andreu

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Bishop Francisco Cases Andreu
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Francisco Cases Andreu (born October 23, 1944 in Orihuela , Alicante Province ) is a Spanish clergyman and emeritus Roman Catholic Bishop of the Canary Islands , based in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria .


Francisco Cases Andreu was ordained a priest for the diocese of Orihuela-Alicante on April 14, 1968 . He worked as a pastor in the Nuestra Señora del Rosario parish . From 1975 to 1982 he studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome , where he obtained a doctorate in theology .

Pope John Paul II appointed him auxiliary bishop in Orihuela-Alicante on February 22, 1994 and titular bishop of Timici . The apostolic nuncio in Spain, Archbishop Mario Tagliaferri , donated his episcopal ordination on April 10th of the same year. Co- consecrators were the Bishop of Orihuela-Alicante, Francisco Álvarez Martínez , and the Archbishop of Valencia , Agustín García-Gasco Vicente .

On September 26, 1996 he was appointed Bishop of Albacete . Pope Benedict XVI appointed him on November 26, 2005 Bishop of the Canary Islands. The inauguration took place on January 27 of the following year.

On July 6, 2020, Pope Francis accepted Francisco Cases Andreu's resignation due to reasons of age.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Rinuncia del Vescovo di Islas Canarias (Spagna) e nomina del successore. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office , July 6, 2020, accessed July 6, 2020 (Italian).
predecessor Office successor
Ramón Echarren Ystúriz Bishop of the Canary Islands
José Mazuelos Pérez