Roman Catholic Diocese of São Gabriel da Cachoeira

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Diocese of São Gabriel da Cachoeira
Dioecesis Cachoëirensis
Catedral-São-Gabr-da-Cachoeira.jpg
Cathedral of St. Gabriel
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Manaus
Statistics
Area 286,866 km2 (110,760 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
62,000
56,000 (90.3%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 1 May 1925 (92 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral São Gabriel
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Edson Taschetto Damian
Emeritus Bishops Walter Ivan de Azevedo

The Roman Catholic Diocese of São Gabriel da Cachoeira (Latin: Dioecesis Cachoëirensis) is a diocese located in the city of São Gabriel da Cachoeira in the Ecclesiastical province of Manaus in Brazil.

The Bishop is Mgr Edson Taschetto Damian. He was named on March, 4th, 2009, and has benn blessed on May, 24th, 2009.

History[edit]

  • May 1, 1925: Established as Territorial Prelature of Rio Negro
  • October 30, 1980: Promoted as Diocese of Rio Negro
  • October 21, 1981: Renamed as Diocese of São Gabriel da Cachoeira

Leadership[edit]

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