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Diocese of Jaboticabal

Dioecesis Iaboticaballensis

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 25 January 1929
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Ribeirão Preto
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Sao Paulo
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 5,175 (1,998 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Sul 1
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Curia Diocesana, Rua Jose Bonifacio 432, Bairro Aparecida, 14882-035 Jaboticabal; C.P. 48, 14870-970 Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil
  • Telephone: (016)3202-0390

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

25 January 1929ErectedDiocese of São Carlos do Pinhal (Jaboticabal, Barretos, Bebedouro, Pitangueiras, Viradouro, Monte Alto, Monte Azul, Tayassù, Tayuva, Olympia, Collina, Cajoby, Irupy, Piranjy, Guaracy, and Severino) Diocese of Jaboticabal (erected)
14 February 1958Territory AddedDiocese of São Carlos (St. Matthaei (in Guarida)) Diocese of Jaboticabal
14 February 1958Territory AddedDiocese of Ribeirão Preto (Barrinha, Pradópolis, and Martinho Prado (in Guarida)) Diocese of Jaboticabal
14 February 1958Territory AddedDiocese of Rio Preto (Fernando Prestes) Diocese of Jaboticabal
19 April 1958Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Jaboticabal (from São Paulo)
10 October 1969Territory LostDiocese of Jaboticabal (Riolândia, Paulo de Faria, Orindiuva, Icém, and Altair) Diocese of Rio Preto
10 October 1969Territory AddedTerritorial Prelature of Carolina (Gandido Rodrigues, Taquaritinga, Santa Ernestina, and Dobrada)
Diocese of Rio Preto (Palmares, Ariranha, and Santa Adélia)
Diocese of Jaboticabal
7 July 1971Territory AddedArchdiocese of Ribeirão Preto (Morro Agudo, Ipua, Guaira, and Miguelópolis) Diocese of Jaboticabal
14 April 1973Territory LostDiocese of Jaboticabal (Olimpia, Guaira, Miguelópolis, Morro Agudo, Colina, Ipua, Severínia, Cajobí, Guarací, Jaborandí, and Colombia) Diocese of Barretos (erected)
9 February 2000Territory LostDiocese of Jaboticabal (Ariranha, Palmares Paulista, Paraíso, and Santa Adélia)
Diocese of Rio Preto (Catanduva, Catiguá, Elisário, Ibirá, Nováis, Pindorama, Tabapuá, and Urêpes)
Diocese of São Carlos (Irapua, Itajobi, Marapoama, Novo Horizonte, and Sales)
Diocese of Catanduva (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 24, Page 359, to Page 362
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 50, Page 536, to Page 539
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 51, Page 90, to Page 94
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 62, Page 71, and Page 72
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 63, Page 843, and Page 844


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