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Diocese of Brejo

Dioecesis Breiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • José Valdeci Santos Mendes, Bishop
  • Valter Carrijo, S.D.S., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 14 September 1971
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Maranho
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 23,340 (9,015 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Nordeste V
  • Mailing Address: Residencia Episcopal, Praca Benedito Leite 166, 65520-000 Brejo, MA, Brazil
  • Telephone: (098)3472-1151
  • Fax: (same)

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
14 September 1971ErectedArchdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão Diocese of Brejo (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1971282,597316,11089.4%202014,12910ap1977
1980330,000351,00094.0%921130,00022416ap1981
1990355,000376,00094.4%1041425,35742017ap1991
1999400,000420,00095.2%1562119,04772316ap2000
2000400,000420,00095.2%961526,66672016ap2001
2001400,000425,00094.1%1572218,18182216ap2002
2002400,000440,00090.9%1091921,052101716ap2003
2003408,000444,00091.9%971625,50081816ap2004
2004410,000448,00091.5%1171822,77781819ap2005
2006421,000456,00092.3%1271922,15781516ap2007
2012458,000488,00093.9%15112617,615121616ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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