Thomas Vásquez de Liaño

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Thomas Vásquez de Liaño
Bishop Elect of Paraguay
Church Catholic Church
Diocese Diocese of Paraguay
In office1596–1599
Predecessor Alfonso Guerra (bishop)
Successor Martín Ignacio de Loyola
Personal details
Born1546
Died28 December 1599 (age 53)
Asuncion, Paraguay

Thomas Vásquez de Liaño (1546 – 28 December 1599) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Paraguay (1596–1599). [1]

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Biography

On 18 December 1596, Thomas Vásquez de Liaño was appointed during the papacy of Pope Clement VIII as Bishop of Paraguay. [1] [2] He died before he was consecrated bishop on 28 December 1599. [1] [2]

Pope Clement VIII 17th-century Catholic pope

Pope Clement VIII, born Ippolito Aldobrandini, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 2 February 1592 to his death in 1605. Born in Fano, Italy to a prominent Florentine family, he initially came to prominence as a canon lawyer before being made a Cardinal-Priest in 1585. In 1592 he was elected Pope and took the name of Clement. During his papacy he effected the reconciliation of Henry IV of France to the Catholic faith and was instrumental in setting up an alliance of Christian nations to oppose the Ottoman Empire in the so-called Long War. He also successfully adjudicated in a bitter dispute between the Dominicans and the Jesuits on the issue of efficacious grace and free will. In 1600 he presided over a jubilee which saw many pilgrimages to Rome. He had little pity for his opponents, presiding over the trial and execution of Giordano Bruno and implementing strict measures against Jewish residents of the Papal States. He may have been the first pope to drink coffee. Clement VIII died at the age of 69 in 1605 and his remains now rest in the Santa Maria Maggiore.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. pp. 97–98.(in Latin)
  2. 1 2 Cheney, David M. "Father Thomas Vásquez de Liaño". Catholic-Hierarchy.org . Retrieved June 16, 2018. [self-published]

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Alfonso Guerra (bishop)
Bishop of Paraguay
1596–1599
Succeeded by
Martín Ignacio de Loyola