Iñaki Mallona Txertudi

Iñaki Mallona Txertudi C.P. (July 1, 1932 – May 3, 2021[1]) was the third Roman Catholic bishop of Arecibo.[2]

Iñaki Mallona Txertudi
Bishop Emeritus of Arecibo
ArchdioceseSan Juan
AppointedDecember 14, 1991
InstalledJanuary 25, 1992
Term endedSeptember 24, 2010
PredecessorMiguel Rodriguez Rodriguez
SuccessorDaniel Fernández Torres
OrdinationMar 27, 1956
ConsecrationJanuary 6, 1992
by John Paul II, Giovanni Battista Re, and Josip Uhač
Personal details
Born(1932-07-01)July 1, 1932
Fruiz, Spain
DiedMay 3, 2021(2021-05-03) (aged 88)
Lares, Puerto Rico
BuriedCatedral de San Felipe Apostol in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Styles of
Iñaki Mallona Txertudi
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop


He was born in Fruiz, Spain, and ordained a priest of the Congregation of the Passion (Passionists) on March 27, 1956. On December 14, 1991, he was appointed Bishop of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. He was consecrated a bishop by Pope John Paul II on January 6, 1992, with Archbishops Giovanni Re and Josip Uhac serving as co-consecrators. He was installed on January 25, 1992.

On Friday, September 24, 2010, it was announced that Mons. Mallona would be succeeded by an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of San Juan, Mons. Daniel Fernández Torres.[3]

Iñaki Mallona Txertudi died at age 88 of natural causes on May 3, 2021 at Hogar Irma Fe Pol elderly home in Lares, Puerto Rico.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ De luto la Diócesis de Arecibo por muerte de Obispo Emérito (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Archdiocese of Arecibo: "Perfil de la Diócesis: PADRE IÑAKI MALLONA TXERTUDI, C.P." retrieved June 9, 2016
  3. ^ "Papa nombra nuevo obispo de Arecibo". El Nuevo Dia. 24 September 2010.
  4. ^ https://elvisitantepr.com/mons-inaki-mallona-es-llamado-a-la-casa-del-padre/

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Episcopal successionEdit

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Miguel Rodriguez Rodriguez, C.SS.R.
Bishop of Arecibo
Succeeded by
Daniel Fernández Torres