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Diocese of São Carlos

Dioecesis Sancti Caroli in Brasilia

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  • Luiz Carlos Dias, Bishop
  • Paulo Sérgio Machado, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 25 November 1957
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Campinas
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Sao Paulo
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 13,064 (5,045 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Sul 1
  • Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Curia Diocesana, Rua 9 de Julho 1515, 13560-042 Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil
  • Telephone: (016)3362-4480

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of São Carlos do Pinhal
7 June 1908ErectedDiocese of São Paulo Diocese of São Carlos do Pinhal (erected)
25 January 1929Territory LostDiocese 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)
25 January 1929Territory LostDiocese of São Carlos do Pinhal (Rio Preto, Ibirá, Santa Adélia, Tabapuã, Mirassol, Nova Granada, Monte Aprazível, Tanabi, Ariranha, Catanduva, Potirendaba, Inácio Uchoa, Cedral, José Bonifácio, and Fernando Prestes) Diocese of Rio Preto (erected)
Diocese of São Carlos
25 November 1957Name ChangedDiocese of São Carlos do Pinhal Diocese of São Carlos
14 February 1958Territory LostDiocese of São Carlos (Analdnia and Corumdatai) Diocese of Piracicaba
14 February 1958Territory LostDiocese of São Carlos (St. Matthaei (in Guarida)) Diocese of Jaboticabal
14 February 1958Territory AddedDiocese of Rio Preto (Cândido Rodrigues and Vila Negri (in Taquaritinga)) Diocese of São Carlos
19 April 1958Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of São Carlos (from São Paulo)
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
Diocese of São Carlos do Pinhal
Diocese of São Carlos

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of São Carlos
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 50, Page 225, and Page 26
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 51, Page 90, to Page 94


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