Roman Catholic Diocese of Franca

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Diocese of Franca
Dioecesis Francopolitana
Location
Country  Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Ribeirão Preto
Statistics
Area 6,721 km2 (2,595 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
760,000
600,000 (78.9%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 20 February 1971 (47 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Sede vacante
Map
Diocesi di Franca (San Paolo, Brasile).jpg

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Franca (Latin: Dioecesis Francopolitana) is a diocese located in the city of Franca in the Ecclesiastical province of Ribeirão Preto in Brazil.

History[edit]

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Franca (Roman rite)
    • Pedro Luiz Stringhini (2009-12-30 - 2012-09-19)
    • Bishop Caetano Ferrari, O.F.M. (2006.11.29 – 2009-04-15)
    • Bishop Diógenes da Silva Matthes (1971.03.11 – 2006.11.29)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 20°32′22″S 47°24′05″W / 20.5394°S 47.4014°W / -20.5394; -47.4014