Roman Catholic Diocese of São Raimundo Nonato

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Diocese of São Raimundo Nonato
Dioecesis Raymundianus
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Teresina
Statistics
Area 39,316 km2 (15,180 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
202,600
183,300 (90.5%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 17 December 1960 (57 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral São Ramundo
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Eduardo Zielski
Emeritus Bishops Cândido Lorenzo González, O. de M.
Website
www.diocesedesaoraimundo.com.br

The Roman Catholic Diocese of São Raimundo Nonato (Latin: Dioecesis Raymundianus) is a Latin suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the metropolitan Teresina, in northeastern Brazil's Piauí state.

Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral São Raimundo, located in the city of São Raimundo Nonato.

In 2010, the diocese had an area of 39,316 square kilometres; a total population of 193,000; a Catholic population of 174,000; 23 priests; and 42 religious.[1]

History[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

Territorial (Bishop-)Prelates of São Raimundo Nonato
  • Amadeu González Ferreiros, Mercederians (O. de M.) (1961.12.23 – retired 1967.12.28), Titular Bishop of Metræ (1963.02.18 – death 1995.03.20)
  • Cândido Lorenzo González, O. de M. (1969.12.05 – 1981.10.03 see below, promoted as first bishop), Titular Bishop of Skradin (1969.12.05 – 1978.05.26)
Bishops of São Raimundo Nonato
  • Cândido Lorenzo González, O. de M. (see above 1981.10.03 – retired 2002.07.17)
  • Pedro Brito Guimarães (2002.07.17 – 2010.10.20), later Metropolitan Archbishop of Palmas (Brazil) (2010.10.20 – ...)
  • João Santos Cardoso (2011.12.14 - 2015.06.24), later Bishop of Bom Jesus da Lapa (Brazil) (2015.06.24 – ...)
  • Eduardo Zielski (March 2, 2016 – Present)

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