Horacio Ernesto Benites Astoul, Argentinian Roman Catholic prelate, Died at 82

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Horacio Ernesto Benites Astoul was born on November 3, 1933, in Buenos Aires and died on May 25, 2016.

He was a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.

Horacio Ernesto Benites Astoul served as auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires from 1999 until 2008.

He was ordained to the priesthood on September 22, 1962.

Horacio Ernesto Benites Astoul was appointed as auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires and titular bishop of Lamzella., in March 1999.

He admitted to his episcopal consecration on the following May 1 from Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, the later pope Francis, with auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires, Mario José Serra, and emeritus auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires, Guillermo Leaden, serving as co-consecrators.

Horacio Ernesto Benites Astoul died on the May Revolution day of 2016 in Buenos Aires.

After Pope Benedict XVI accepted his retirement, on grounds of his age, on December 1, 2008.

Horacio Ernesto Benites Astoul passed away at 92 yrs old

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