Roman Catholic Diocese of Petrópolis

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Diocese of Petrópolis
Dioecesis Petropolitanus
Petropolis-Cathedral8.jpg
Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Niterói
Statistics
Area 3,075 km2 (1,187 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
760,000
595,000 (78.3%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 13 April 1946 (68 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral São Pedro de Alcântara
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gregório (Leozírio) Paixão Neto, O.S.B.
Website
www.diocesepetropolis.org.br

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Petrópolis (Latin: Dioecesis Petropolitanus) is a diocese located in the city of Petrópolis in the Ecclesiastical province of Niterói in Brazil.

History[edit]

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Petrópolis (Roman rite)
    • Manuel Pedro da Cunha Cintra † (3 January 1948 - 15 February 1984) Retired
    • José Fernandes Veloso † (15 February 1984 - 15 November 1995) Retired
    • José Carlos de Lima Vaz, S.J. † (15 November 1995 - 12 May 2004) Retired
    • Filippo Santoro (12 May 2004 - 21 November 2011) Appointed, Archbishop of Taranto
    • Gregório (Leozírio) Paixão Neto, O.S.B. (10 October 2012 - present)

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