Roman Catholic Diocese of Campo Mourão
|Diocese of Campo Mourão
Dioecesis Campi Moranensis
Cathedral of St. Joseph
|Area||12,544 km2 (4,843 sq mi)|
|(as of 2006)
|Established||20 June 19579 (58 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Catedral São José|
|Bishop||Francisco Javier Del Valle Paredes|
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.
- Established on 20 June 1959 as Diocese of Campo Mourão, on territory split off from the suppressed Territorial Prelature of Foz do Iguaçu
- It lost territories thrice : on 1964.11.28 to establish the Diocese of Apucarana, on 1965.12.16 to establish the Diocese of Guarapuava and on 1973.05.26 to establish the Diocese of Umuarama.
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.
(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 - ...)
- GCatholic.org, with Google map and satellite photo - data for all sections
- Catholic Hierarchy
- Diocese website (Portuguese)
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