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Diocese of Crato

Dioecesis Cratensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Fernando Panico, M.S.C., Bishop
  • Newton Holanda Gurgel, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 20 October 1914
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Fortaleza
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Ceara
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 18,645 (7,201 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Nordeste I
  • Mailing Address: Curia Diocesana, Rua Teofilo Siqueira 609, 63100-000 Crato; C.P. 20, 63100-970 Crato, CE, Brazil
  • Telephone: (088)3521-1110
  • Fax: (same)

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
20 October 1914ErectedDiocese of Cearß Diocese of Crato (erected)
28 January 1961Territory LostDiocese of Crato
Archdiocese of Fortaleza
Diocese of Iguat˙ (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950624,400625,00099.9%4724718,794267130ap1951
1961500,000292917,2413415821ap1967
1970554,520583,70595.0%5121727,7012914535ap1971
1976597,000631,16694.6%43115411,0551210537ap1977
1980758,000801,00094.6%39125114,8622410539ap1981
1990848,000891,00095.2%40135316,0001511640ap1991
1999794,000975,00081.4%54146811,6762410946ap2000
2000799,000987,00081.0%54136711,9252410543ap2001
2001750,000920,00081.5%54126611,363249543ap2002
2002750,000920,00081.5%56126811,029219544ap2003
2003750,270920,00081.6%6514799,49761713644ap2004
2004750,000920,00081.5%53136611,36361411346ap2005
2006810,295954,41184.9%5876512,4667127546ap2007

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


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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