Roman Catholic Diocese of Propriá

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Diocese of Propriá
Dioecesis Propriensis
Diocese de Propriá
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Aracajú
Metropolitan Aracajú
Area 8,198 km2 (3,165 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
300,045 (97.5%)
Rite Latin Rite
Established 30 April 1960 (58 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of St Anthony in Propriá
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Mário Rino Sivieri
Metropolitan Archbishop José Palmeira Lessa

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Propriá (Latin: Dioecesis Propriensis) is a Latin Rite suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archbishopric of Aracaju in Sergipe state, northeastern Brazil.

Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral Santo Antônio, dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua, in the city of Propriá, also in Sergipe.


  • Established on April 30, 1960 as Diocese of Propriá, on territory split off from its simultaneously promoted mother see, the (newly Arch)Diocese of Aracaju.


As per 2014, it pastorally served 334,500 Catholics (97.4% of 343,600 total) on 8,181 km² in 25 parishes with 30 priests (29 diocesan, 1 religious), 40 lay religious (1 brother, 39 sisters) and 9 seminarians.[1]

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman rite)[2]

Suffragan Bishops of Propriá

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