Roman Catholic Diocese of São Luís de Montes Belos

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Diocese of São Luís de Montes Belos
Dioecesis Sancti Aloisii de Montes Belos
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Goiânia
Statistics
Area 42,671 km2 (16,475 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
294,008
207,283 (70.5%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 25 November 1961 (52 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral São Luís Gonzaga
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Carmelo Scampa

The Roman Catholic Diocese of São Luís de Montes Belos (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Aloisii de Montes Belos) is a diocese centred on the city of São Luís de Montes Belos and part of the ecclesiastical province of Goiânia in Brazil.

History[edit]

It was established as the Territorial Prelature of São Luís de Montes Belos on 25 November 1961 with territory taken from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiânia, the Diocese of Goiás and the Diocese of Jataí, and was entrusted to the Dutch members of the Passionist religious institute.[1]

It became the Diocese of São Luís de Montes Belos on 4 August 1981.

Leadership[edit]

  • Prelates of São Luís de Montes Belos (Latin Rite)
    • Estanislau Arnoldo van Melis, C.P. (1962.11.26 – 1981.08.04)
  • Bishops of São Luís de Montes Belos (Latin Rite)
    • Estanislau Arnoldo van Melis, C.P. (1981.08.04 – 1987.02.10)
    • Washington Cruz, C.P. (1987.02.10 – 2002.05.08)
    • Carmelo Scampa (2002.10.30 – present)

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