Obispo

Excellency and Reverend Monsignor Mario Iceta Gabicagogeascoa

Born in Gernika (Bizcay) on March 21, 1965.

Ordained as Deacon on December 19, 1993.

Ordained as Presbyter on July 16, 1994.

Chosen to be Auxiliary Bishop on February 5, 2008.

Ordained as Bishop on April 12, 2008.

Named Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese on April 17, 2010.

Chosen to be Bishop in Bilbao on August 24, 2010.

He took canonical possession of the Diocese on October 11.

Ministry

? In solidum? member of the Priesthood in Priego, Córdoba (1994 -1997).

Parish priest at ?The Inmaculate Conception? in Almodovar del Rio. (2002 -2004).

Episcopal Vicar for the Campiña (2004 ? 2006).

Parish Priest at Santo Domingo de Guzmán. Lucena (2004 -2006).

Penitenciary Canon of the Saint Cathedral Church of Córdoba (2005 ? 2006).

In 2007 was named General Vicar of the Diocesis of Cordoba, Moderator of the priesthood and Chaplain of the Sisters of Mercy for the Elderly.

On the 5th February 2008 was named Bishop of Alava and Auxiliary Bishop of Bilbao. Received the Episcopal Ordination in the Cathedral of Bilbao on the 12th of April 2008. Belongs to the Subcomission of Family and Life of the Spanish Episcopal Confederation.

On the 17th of April, 2010 was named Apostolic Administrator Bishop of The Diocesis of Bilbao.

On the 24th of August 2010, in the Festivity of Apostle Saint Bartholomew, received the title of Bishop of Bilbao from Pope Benedict XVI,.becoming the 6th diocesan bishop.

Office

Virgen de Begoña, 38

48006 Bilbao

Phone: 94.466.79.47

Private secretary

Mr. Pruden Erezuma Pérez

Phone: 94.466.79.47

Fax: 94.466.79.73

Email: gotzainidaz@bizkeliza.org