Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro (Montevideo 1947 – New York 2017) served as Executive Director of Human Life International’s (HLI) office in Rome, and was interim President of HLI from 2010-2011. He departed this life on Holy Thursday, April 13, 2017.
From the beginning of his priestly ministry, Monsignor Barreiro was involved in the Pro-Life and Traditional Latin Mass apostolates. A priest with a great love for the sacred liturgy, he was ordained in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York November 14, 1987. He then received his licentiate and doctorate degree in Systematic Theology from the University of the Holy Cross, in Rome, Italy. Prior to ordination, he received a law degree from the Law School in Montevideo.
He was a also a member of the Uruguayan Foreign Service and the delegation of Uruguay to the United Nations.