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Diocese of Lorena

Dioecesis Lorenensis



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Bishop(s)

  • João Inácio Müller, O.F.M., Bishop
  • Benedito Beni dos Santos, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 31 July 1937
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Aparecida
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Sao Paulo
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 5,055 (1,952 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Sul I
  • Mailing Address: Rua Hepacare 59, 12600-000 Lorena, SP, Brazil
  • Telephone: (012) 553-1256

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
31 July 1937ErectedDiocese of Taubaté Diocese of Lorena (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195023,00014141,642902513ap1951
1966180,000190,00094.7%1332454,0001098715ap1967
1968190,000210,00090.5%1123345,588306113ap1971
1976180,000200,00090.0%932414,3901399516ap1977
1980204,000228,00089.5%1227395,230907115ap1981
1990249,000265,00094.0%1525406,2251477719ap1991
1999289,000306,00094.4%2716436,72018943623ap2000
2000195,000254,00076.8%2718454,33318353423ap2001
2001193,000254,00076.0%2718454,28819384523ap2002
2002200,000260,91176.7%3114454,444171233723ap2003
2003200,000265,00075.5%3114454,444171003723ap2004
2004198,936263,59075.5%3214464,32415293726ap2005

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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