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Diocese of Porto Nacional

Dioecesis Portus Nationalis

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 20 December 1915
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Palmas
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Tocatins
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 97,877 (37,804 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Norte 3
  • Mailing Address: Curia Diocesana, Rua Dr. Francisco Aries 306, 77500-000 Porto Nacional, TO, Brazil
  • Telephone: (063)3363-1392

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

20 December 1915ErectedDiocese of Goiás Diocese of Porto Nacional (erected)
4 July 1924Territory LostDiocese of Porto Nacional Territorial Prelature of Bananal (erected)
18 November 1932Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Porto Nacional (from Mariana to Goiás)
13 May 1939Territory LostArchdiocese of Goiás (Our Lady of Conception de Barra, Our Lady of Pilar de Ouro Fino, San José de Massamedes, and S. Rita)
Diocese of Porto Nacional (Territory next to the river Araguaya)
Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins (Crixas (with Chapel of S. Joseph de Araguaya))
Territorial Prelature of Bananal
20 December 1954Territory LostDiocese of Porto Nacional (Tocantinopolis, Itaguatins, Araguatins, Filadelfia, and Babaçulandia) Territorial Prelature of Tocantinópolis (erected)
26 March 1956Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Bananal (suppressed) (Christalândia and part of Pium and part of Peixe)
Diocese of Porto Nacional (Araguacema and part of Pium)
Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins (suppressed)
Territorial Prelature of Cristalândia (erected)
26 March 1956Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Porto Nacional (from Goiás)
11 October 1966Territory LostDiocese of Porto Nacional (Colinas do Goiás, Itacajá, Lizarda, Miracema do Norte, Miranorte, Pedro Afonso, Piaca, Tocantinia, Tupirama, and Tupiratins) Territorial Prelature of Miracema do Norte (erected)
27 March 1996Territory LostDiocese of Miracema do Tocantins (Aparecida do Rio Negro, Lageado, Lizarda, Rio Sono, and Reserva Xerente)
Diocese of Porto Nacional (Palmas, Sao Félix do Tocantins, Mateiros, Novo Acordo, Santa Teresa do Tocantins, and Lagoa do Tocantins)
Archdiocese of Palmas (erected)
27 March 1996Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Porto Nacional (from Goiânia)


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 25, Page 145, to Page 147
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 49, Page 184, to Page 187
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 59, Page 323, to Page 326
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 88, Page 681, to Page 683


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