He joined in 1968 the Congregation of the Salesians of Don Bosco, a, was ordained a priest in 1971 and worked among other things as a missionary in Angola.
On 13 February 2006, he was called by Pope Benedict XVI. appointed Titular Bishop of Uzalis with the task of a Vicar Apostolic Vicariate Apostolic of Chaco Paraguayo in an area with a population of 18,000 inhabitants, but only 5 ordained priests. He received his episcopal consecration on 22 April 2006, the Archbishop of Asunción, Eustaquio Pastor Cuquejo Verga. On November 8, 2011, he was named Benedict XVI. to Koadjutorerzbischof of Asunción.