Roman Catholic Diocese of Campo Mourão

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Diocese of Campo Mourão
Dioecesis Campi Moranensis
Catedral Sao Jose Campo Mourao Parana 01.jpg
Cathedral of St. Joseph
Location
Country  Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Maringá
Statistics
Area 12,544 km2 (4,843 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
356,244
292,012 (82.0%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 20 June 19579 (58 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral São José
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Francisco Javier Del Valle Paredes
Website
www.diocesecampomourao.com.br

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Campo Mourão (Latin: Dioecesis Campi Moranensis) is a suffragan Latin diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan of Maringá in Paraná state, southern Brazil.

Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral São José, dedicated to Saint Joseph, in the city of Campo Mourão.

History[edit]

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 323,000 Catholics (82.4% of 392,000 total) on 12,187 km² in 39 parishes and a mission with 65 priests (57 diocesan, 8 religious), 5 deacons, 90 lay religious (21 brothers, 69 sisters) and 13 seminarians.

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Campo Mourão
  • Elizeu Simões Mendes (17 October 1959 - retired 3 December 1980), died 2001; previously Titular Bishop of Nisyrus (1950.08.21 – 1953.09.19) as Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Fortaleza (Brazil) (1950.08.21 – 1953.09.19), Bishop of Mossoró (Brazil) (1953.09.19 – 1959.10.17)
  • Virgílio de Pauli (8 May 1981 - death 21 February 1999)
  • Mauro Aparecido dos Santos (21 February 1999 - 31 October 2007), next Archbishop of Archdiocese of Cascavel, Parana (Brazil) (2007.10.31 – ...); previously Coadjutor Bishop of Campo Mourão (1998.05.27 – succession 1999.02.21)
  • Francisco Javier Del Valle Paredes (born Paraguay) (24 December 2008 - ...)

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Coordinates: 24°02′38″S 52°22′38″W / 24.0440°S 52.3772°W / -24.0440; -52.3772