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Diocese of Grajaú

Dioecesis Graiahuensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Franco Cuter, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop
  • Serafino Faustino Spreafico, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 9 October 1984
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Maranho
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 41,023 (15,845 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Nordeste V
  • Mailing Address: Curia Diocesana, C.P. 13, Praca Dom Roberto Colombo s/n, 65940-000 Grajau, MA, Brazil
  • Telephone: (099)3532-6144
  • Fax: 3532-6405

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Territorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú
10 February 1922ErectedArchdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão Territorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú (erected)
22 July 1939Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú
Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão
Territorial Prelature of Pinheiro (erected)
14 January 1958Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú Territorial Prelature of Carolina (erected)
22 June 1968Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú
Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão
Diocese of Bacabal (erected)
Diocese of São José do Grajaú
4 August 1981ElevatedTerritorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú Diocese of São José do Grajaú
Diocese of Grajaú
9 October 1984Name ChangedDiocese of São José do Grajaú Diocese of Grajaú

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Territorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú
1966127,000130,00097.7%16167,937186ap1967
1970179,670195,00092.1%171710,56818168ap1971
1976210,200212,40099.0%2161811,67719209ap1977
1980235,000255,00092.2%1815337,12117239ap1981
Diocese of São José do Grajaú
Diocese of Grajaú
1990337,000408,00082.6%5131818,722142011ap1991
1999300,000400,00075.0%6142015,000142610ap2000
2000276,250325,00085.0%7142113,154142611ap2001
2001297,500350,00085.0%8162412,395162511ap2002
2002314,500370,00085.0%9152413,104232711ap2003
2003314,500370,00085.0%10142413,104212911ap2004
2004314,500370,00085.0%12132512,580202811ap2005
2006307,000384,00079.9%10112114,619183212ap2007

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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