Roman Catholic Diocese of Roraima

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Diocese of Roraima

Dioecesis Roraimensis
Location
CountryBrazil
Ecclesiastical provinceManaus
Statistics
Area230,104 km2 (88,844 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
324,397
200,000 (61.7%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established21 April 1934 (85 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Cristo Redentor,
Boa Vista
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopMário Antônio da Silva
Metropolitan ArchbishopSérgio Eduardo Castriani, C.S.Sp.
Bishops emeritusAldo Mongiano

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Roraima (Latin: Dioecesis Roraimensis) is a diocese located in the state of Roraima in the Ecclesiastical province of Manaus in Brazil.

History[edit]

  • 1934: Established as Apostolic Administration of Rio Branco
  • August 30, 1944: Promoted as Territorial Prelature of Rio Branco
  • April 29, 1963: Renamed as Territorial Prelature of Roraima
  • October 16, 1979: Promoted as Diocese of Roraima

Leadership[edit]

Prelates of Roraima
  • José Nepote-Fus, I.M.C. (18 April 1952 - December 1965) Resigned
  • Servílio Conti, I.M.C. (1 January 1965 - 3 May 1975) Resigned
  • Aldo Mongiano, I.M.C. (14 May 1975 - 4 December 1979) appointed bishop of the diocese
Bishops of Roraima
  • Aldo Mongiano, I.M.C. (4 December 1979 Appointed - 26 June 1996) Resigned
  • Apparecido José Dias, S.V.D. (26 June 1996 - 29 May 2004) Died
  • Roque Paloschi (18 May 2005 – 14 October 2015)
  • Mário Antônio da Silva (22 June 2016 – present)

References[edit]