Roman Catholic Diocese of Santarém, Brazil

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Diocese of Santarém
Dioecesis Santaremensis
Diocese de Santarém
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Belém do Pará
Metropolitan Belém do Pará
Statistics
Area 171,906 km2 (66,373 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
447,000
295,936 (66.2%)
Information
Rite Roman Rite
Established 21 September 1903 (114 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception in Santarém, Pará
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Flavio Giovenale, S.D.B.
Metropolitan Archbishop Alberto Taveira Corrêa

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santarém (Latin: Dioecesis Santaremensis) is a Latin rite suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Belém do Pará (capital of Pará state) in northern Brazil.

Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral Nossa Senhora da Conceição, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, in the city of Santarém, Brazil.

History[edit]

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 316,500 Catholics (70.2% of 451,000 total) on 171,906 km² in 22 parishes with 53 priests (26 diocesan, 27 religious), 90 lay religious (39 brothers, 51 sisters) and 19 seminarians.

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite, mostly foreign missionaries and/or members of Latin congregations)

Territorial Prelates of Santarém
Suffragan Bishops of Santarém
  • Tiago Miguel Ryan, O.F.M. (see above 16 October 1979 – retired 27 November 1985), died 2002
  • Lino Vomboemmel, O.F.M. (27 November 1985 – death 28 February 2007); formerly Titular Bishop of Iunca in Byzacena (1981.05.25 – 1983.06.09), first as Auxiliary Bishop of Santarém (1981.05.25 – 1983.06.09) and then as Coadjutor Bishop of Santarém (1983.06.09 – succession 1985.11.27)
  • Esmeraldo Barreto de Farias (28 February 2007 – 30 November 2011), previously Bishop of Paulo Afonso (Brazil) (2000.03.22 – 2007.02.28); later Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Velho (Brazil) (2011.11.30 – 2015.03.18), then Titular Bishop of Summula (2015.03.18 – ...) as Auxiliary Bishop of São Luís do Maranhão (Brazil) (2015.03.18 – ...)
  • Flávio Giovenale, Salesians of Don Bosco (S.D.B.) (19 September 2012 – ... ), previously Bishop of Abaetetuba (Brazil) (1997.10.08 – 2012.09.19).

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