Roman Catholic Diocese of Brejo

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Diocese of Brejo
Dioecesis Breiensis
Location
Country  Brazil
Ecclesiastical province São Luís do Maranhão
Statistics
Area 23,340 km2 (9,010 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
448,000
410,000 (91.5%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 14 September 1971 (46 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop José Valdeci Santos Mendes
Emeritus Bishops Valter Carrijo, S.D.S.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brejo (Latin: Dioecesis Breiensis) is a diocese located in the city of Brejo in the Ecclesiastical province of São Luís do Maranhão in Brazil.

History[edit]

  • 14 September 1971: Established as Diocese of Brejo from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Brejo (Latin Rite)
    • Afonso de Oliveira Lima, S.D.S. † (29 Nov 1971 - 25 Sep 1991) Retired
    • Valter Carrijo, S.D.S. (25 Sep 1991 Succeeded - 5 May 2010) Retired
    • José Valdeci Santos Mendes (5 May 2010 - present)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 3°41′00″S 42°45′05″W / 3.6834°S 42.7513°W / -3.6834; -42.7513