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Diocese of Rio Grande

Dioecesis Rivograndensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 27 May 1971
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Pelotas
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Rio Grande do Sul
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 12,270 (4,739 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Sul 3
  • Mailing Address: C.P. 108, Trav. Mons. Eurico de M. Magalhaes 145, 96500-970 Rio Grande, RS, Brazil
  • Telephone: (053) 231-4066
  • Fax: 232-4731

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
27 May 1971ErectedDiocese of Pelotas Diocese of Rio Grande (erected)
13 April 2011Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Rio Grande (from Porto Alegre)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1976150,000221,00067.9%1212246,25011713615ap1977
1980164,000208,00078.8%1213256,56011813215ap1981
1990287,000356,00080.6%14142810,2502239716ap1991
1999290,000393,00073.8%8132113,8092198715ap2000
2000294,000398,00073.9%12132511,7602198715ap2001
2001149,000229,44864.9%1315285,3211208515ap2002
2002149,000229,44864.9%1313265,7301198515ap2003
2003172,778265,81165.0%1114256,9111208115ap2004
2004172,778265,81165.0%1215276,3991227915ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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