Federico José Pagura, Argentinian prelate, Died at 93

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Federico José Pagura was born on February 9, 1923, in Arroyo Seco, Santa Fe, Argentina and died on June 6, 2016.

He was an Argentine religious leader and champion of human rights.

He was converted to Methodism in his adolescence.

He became a normal school teacher and graduated from the Facultad Evangélica de Teología in Buenos Aires.

Federico José Pagura did post-graduate studies in the United States and was ordained a Methodist pastor in 1950.

He was elected bishop at the final session of the Latin America Central Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1969 and served as Methodist bishop of Costa Rica and Panama until 1973.

After returning to Argentina and to seminary teaching, he distinguished himself as a champion of human rights and ecumenism.

He was elected bishop at the final session of the Latin America Central Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1969 and served as Methodist bishop of Costa Rica and Panama until 1973.

He was elected Bishop of The Evangelical Methodist Church of Argentina and served from 1977 to 1989.

During 1998, he was elected to a six-year term as one of 10 co-presidents of the World Council of Churches.

Federico has retained the title of Methodist Bishop Emeritus.

Federico José Pagura passed away at 93 yrs old.

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