Roman Catholic Diocese of São João del Rei
|Diocese of São João del Rei|
Dioecesis Sancti Ioannis a Rege
Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar
|Ecclesiastical province||Juiz de Fora|
|Area||9,503 km2 (3,669 sq mi)|
(as of 2004)|
|Established||21 May 1960 (58 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Catedral Basílica Nossa Sehora do Pilar|
|Bishop||Célio de Oliveira Goulart, O.F.M.|
|Emeritus Bishops||Waldemar Chaves de Araújo|
The Roman Catholic Diocese of São João del Rei (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Ioannis a Rege) is a suffragan Latin rite diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan of Juiz de Fora in Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
It is vacant without Apostolic administrator.
- May 21, 1960: Established as Diocese of São João del-Rei / Sancti Ioannis a Rege (Latin), on territories split off from the Diocese of Campanha and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana
As per 2015, it pastorally served 506,000 Catholics (85.1% of 594,800 total) on 9,503 km² in 40 parishes with 72 priests (48 diocesan, 24 religious), 2 deacons, 109 lay religious (57 brothers, 52 sisters) and 9 seminarians.
(all Roman rite native Brazilians)
- Suffragan Bishops of São João del-Rei
- Delfim Ribeiro Guedes (1960.07.23 – retired 1983.12.07), died 1985; previously Bishop of Leopoldina (Brazil) (1943.06.26 – 1960.07.23)
- Antônio Carlos Mesquita (1983.12.16 – 1996.06.26), died 2005; previously Titular Bishop of Tamada (1974.04.08 – 1977.03.06) as Coadjutor Bishop of Oliveira (Brazil) (1974.04.08 – 1977.03.06) and Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Oliveira (Brazil) (1974.04.08 – 1977.03.06), succeeding as Bishop of Oliveira (Brazil) (1977.03.06 – 1983.12.16)
- Waldemar Chaves de Araújo (1996.06.26 – retired 2010.05.26), previously Bishop of Teófilo Otoni (Brazil) (1989.11.18 – 1996.06.26)
- Célio de Oliveira Goulart, Order of Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (2010.05.26 – death 2018.01.19), previously Bishop of Leopoldina (Brazil) (1998.06.24 – 2003.07.09), Bishop of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim (Brazil) (2003.07.09 – 2010.05.26).
- GCatholic.org, with Google map - data for all sections
- Catholic Hierarchy
- Diocese website (Portuguese)
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