Héctor Rivera Pérez
| Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan |
Titular Bishop of Thubunae in Numidia
|Appointed||June 11, 1979|
|Installed||August 17, 1979|
|Term ended||October 31, 2009|
|Other posts||Titular Bishop of Thubunae in Numidia|
|Ordination||June 12, 1966|
|Consecration||August 17, 1979|
by Luis Aponte Martinez, Rafael Grovas Felix, and Miguel Rodriguez Rodriguez
|Birth name||Héctor Manuel Rivera Pérez|
|Born||May 15, 1933|
Naranjito, Puerto Rico
|Died||April 9, 2019 85) (aged|
Carolina, Puerto Rico
Héctor Rivera Pérez
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Héctor Manuel Rivera Pérez (May 15, 1933 – April 9, 2019) was an auxiliary bishop for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico.
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Bishop Rivera Pérez obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology in 1964 and earned a degree in social Sciences in the year 1969 in the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Angelicum, in Rome. Rivera Pérez was consecrated a bishop by John Paul II on August 17, 1979 and retired October 31, 2009.
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