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Jorge Mayer


Jorge Mayer (born 20 November 1915) is the Roman Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Bahia Blanca, Argentina.

He was born in San Miguel, Buenos Aires Province. Ordained priest on March 24, 1940, he become bishop of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, La Pampa Province, on July 9, 1957. On May 31, 1972 Pope Paul VI appointed him Archbishop of Bahia Blanca, succeeding Germiniano Esorto. He took over in a formal Mass on July 21, 1972 until he resigned to his Pastoral task on May 31, 1991, upon turning 80 years of age, as established by the Pope. He was succeeded by Romulo Garcia, becoming then Archbishop Emeritus, where he continues working actively , despite his age. Mayer's native tongues are Spanish and German as he was born in a colony of Volga German settlers in Argentina, but he also speaks fluent Italian among other languages.

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