Roman Catholic Diocese of Sobral

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Diocese of Sobral

Dioecesis Sobralensis

Diocese de Sobral
Location
CountryBrazil
Ecclesiastical provinceFortaleza
MetropolitanFortaleza
Statistics
Area18,920 km2 (7,310 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
917,000
777,000 (84.7%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established10 November 1915 (103 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopOdelir José Magri, M.C.C.I.
Metropolitan ArchbishopJosé Antônio Aparecido Tosi Marques
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sobral (Latin: Dioecesis Sobralensis) is a diocese located in the city of Sobral in the Ecclesiastical province of Fortaleza in Brazil.

History[edit]

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Sobral (Roman rite)
    • José Tupinambá da Frota (1916.01.24 – 1923.04.06)
    • João José da Mota e Albuquerque (later Archbishop) (1961.02.28 – 1964.04.28)
    • Walfrido Teixeira Vieira (1965.01.06 – 1998.03.18)
    • Aldo de Cillo Pagotto, S.S.S. (later Archbishop) (1998.03.18 – 2004.05.05)
    • Fernando Antônio Saburido, O.S.B. (2005.05.18 – 2009.07.01)
    • Odelir José Magri, M.C.C.I. (2010.10.11 - present)

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