Roman Catholic Diocese of Itabira–Fabriciano

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Diocese of Itabira–Fabriciano
Dioecesis Itabirensis–Fabriciannensis
Fachada da Catedral São Sebastião após pintura, Coronel Fabriciano MG.JPG
Co-Cathedral of St. Sebastian, in Coronel Fabriciano
Location
Country  Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Mariana
Statistics
Area 8,724 km2 (3,368 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
728,917
496,798 (68.2%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 14 June 1965 (52 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Nossa Senhora do Rosário, Itabira
Co-cathedral Co-Catedral São Sebastião,
Coronel Fabriciano
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Odilon Guimarães Moreira
Emeritus Bishops Lélis Lara, C.Ss.R.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Itabira–Fabriciano (Latin: Dioecesis Itabirensis-Fabriciannensis) is a diocese located in the cities of Itabira and Coronel Fabriciano in the Ecclesiastical province of Mariana in Brazil.

History[edit]

  • June 14, 1965: Established as Diocese of Itabira from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Diamantina and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana
  • June 1, 1979: Renamed as Diocese of Itabira – Fabriciano

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Itabira–Fabriciano (Roman rite)
  • Bishops of Itabira (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Mário Teixeira Gurgel, S.D.S. (1971.04.26 – 1979.06.01)
    • Bishop Marcos Antônio Noronha (1965.07.07 – 1970.11.07)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 19°37′07″S 43°13′36″W / 19.6186°S 43.2267°W / -19.6186; -43.2267