Roman Catholic Diocese of Tocantinópolis

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Diocese of Tocantinópolis
Dioecesis Tocantinopolitanus
Location
Country Brazil
Metropolitan Palmas
Statistics
Area 42,500 km2 (16,400 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
404,600
315,000 (77.9%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 20 December 1954 (62 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Nossa Senhora da Consolação
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Giovane Pereira de Melo
Website
diocesedetocantinopolis.org.br

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tocantinópolis (Latin: Dioecesis Tocantinopolitanus) is a diocese located in the city of Tocantinópolis in the Ecclesiastical province of Palmas in Brazil.

History[edit]

  • 20 December 1954: Established as Territorial Prelature of Tocantinópolis from the Diocese of Porto Nacional
  • 30 October 1980: Promoted as Diocese of Tocantinópolis

Leadership[edit]

  • Prelates of Tocantinópolis (Roman Rite)
    • Cornélio Chizzini, F.D.P. † (12 April 1962 - 30 October 1980) became bishop of the diocese
  • Bishops of Tocantinópolis (Roman rite)
    • Cornélio Chizzini, F.D.P. (30 October 1980 - 12 August 1981) Died
    • Aloísio Hilário de Pinho, F.D.P. (9 November 1981 - 22 December 1999) Appointed, Bishop of Jataí
    • Miguel Ângelo Freitas Ribeiro (17 January 2001 - 31 October 2007) Appointed, Bishop of Oliveira
    • Giovane Pereira de Melo (4 March 2009 - present)

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