Luis María de Larrea y Legarreta

Luis María de Larrea y Legarreta (19 April 1918 – 28 May 2009) was a Spanish Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. At the age of 91, he was one of the oldest bishops in the Church.

Luis María de Larrea y Legarreta
Bishop of Diocese of Bilbao (Emeritus)
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
SeeDiocese of Bilbao
In office1979–1995
PredecessorAntonio Añoveros Ataún
SuccessorRicardo Blázquez Pérez
Orders
Ordination27 June 1943
Personal details
Born(1918-04-19)19 April 1918
Died28 May 2009(2009-05-28) (aged 91)
Previous post(s)Priest

Luis María de Larrea y Legarreta was born in Miravalles, Spain, and was ordained as a priest on 27 June 1943. He was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of León on 9 July 1971, and was ordained on 25 September 1971. On 16 February 1979 Legarreta was appointed to the Diocese of Bilbao, where he remained until his retirement on 8 September 1995.

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