The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Adelar Baruffi as metropolitan archbishop of Cascavel, Brazil, transferring him from the episcopal see of Cruz Alta.
Bishop Adelar Baruffi was born on October 19, 1969, in Garibaldi, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul. He carried out his studies in philosophy at the Universidade de Caxias do Sul (1988-1990) and in theology at the Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (1991-1994). He was awarded a licentiate in theological anthropology and spiritual theology from the Pontifical Theological Faculty Teresianum in Rome (2000-2001) and attended courses for seminary formators in Brazil and in Santiago del Cile (CELAM).
On January 12, 1995, he received priestly ordination and was incardinated in the diocese of Caxias do Sul, where he held the following offices: spiritual assistant and rector of the minor seminary and preparatory course; rector of the major seminary; coordinator of formators; coordinators of presbyteral pastoral care; parish vicar and member of the Presbyteral Council and the College of Consultors.
On December 17, 2014, he was appointed as bishop of Cruz Alta and received episcopal ordination on March 7, 2015.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cascavel is an archdiocese located in the city of Cascavel in Brazil.
Cascavel is a city of Paraná state, Brazil. Is the fifth most populous city in Paraná with, 332,333 residents, according to IBGE, a government agency. The distance to Curitiba, the state capital, is 491 kilometers by freeway.
Relatively new and with a privileged topography, Cascavel’s development was planned, which gives it wide streets and well-distributed neighborhoods. With an area of 2,100,831 km², it is considered a strategic hub of Mercosul.
The city is on a plateau 781 meters above sea level. It is 504 km west of the state capital of Curitiba and 605 km west of the seaport of Paranaguá, 140 km from the three borders (Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil) at 24° 58′ South, 53° 26′ West.