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BARROETA Y ANGEL, Pedro Antonio (bar-ro-ay'-tah), Spanish prelate, born in Ezcaray, Lo-grono, about 1700; died in Grenada, Spain, 22 May 1775. He studied theology at Cuenca, and soon became noted for his learning. After filling several high offices at Coria and Malaga he was appointed archbishop of Lima, and consecrated 25 June 1751. He at once began to promote reforms among the clergy and in the Church administration, devoting himself entirely to that purpose and to charity. Barroeta distributed all his revenues among the needy, and when transferred to the see of Grenada, in 1758, he was so poor that his brother had to pay the expenses of the voyage.
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