Bishop Carlos Parteli Keller of Tacuarembó, Uruguay

On 3 November 1960, Pope John XXIII appointed Carlos Parteli Keller as bishop of Tacuarembó, Uruguay.

He had been a chaplain to both the JUC and the JEC.

On 22 November 1961, he published a famous pastoral letter, Carta Pastoral sobre los problemas del Agro, (Pastoral Letter on Agricultural Problems).

Later he became archbishop of Montevideo and played a major role at the Medellin conference of the Latin American bishops. He is credited as the originator of the notion of “structural sin.”


Archbishop Carlos Parteli Keller (Catholic Hierarchy)

Carlos Parteli (Wikipedia)

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Monsignor Carlos Parteli (Catedral Montevideo)

Una aproximación a la realidad del campo, A 50 años de la Carta Pastoral de Morís. Carlos Parteli (Caritas Uruguaya)

Homenaje a Mons. Carlos Parteli en el Parlamento (Comunion, Iglesia Catolica Diocesis de Melo, Uruguay)