Roman Catholic Diocese of Ilhéus

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Diocese of Ilhéus
Dioecesis Ilheosensis
Catedral de São Sebastião e arredores Ilhéus 1988.jpg
Cathedral of St. Sebastian in Ilhéus
Location
Country  Brazil
Ecclesiastical province São Salvador da Bahia
Statistics
Area 11,021 km2 (4,255 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
690,436
493,179 (71.4%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 20 October 1913 (104 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral São Sebastião
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Mauro Montagnoli, C.S.S.
Website
www.diocesedeilheusba.com

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ilhéus (Latin: Dioecesis Ilheosensis) is a diocese located in the city of Ilhéus in the Ecclesiastical province of São Salvador da Bahia in Brazil.

History[edit]

On 20 October 1913 Pope Pius X established the Diocese of Ilhéus from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia. It lost territory twice with the establishment of two other dioceses. In 1962 Pope John XXIII established the Diocese of Caravelas and in 1978 Pope John Paul II established the Diocese of Itabuna[1][2]

Leadership[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Ilhéus". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Ilhéus". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-12-09.

Coordinates: 14°47′57″S 39°01′56″W / 14.7993°S 39.0322°W / -14.7993; -39.0322