Roman Catholic Diocese of Paracatu

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Diocese of Paracatu
Dioecesis Paracatuensis
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Montes Claros
Statistics
Area 54,387 km2 (20,999 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
300,000
234,000 (78.0%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 1 March 1929 (89 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Santo Antônio
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jorge Alves Bezerra, S.S.S.
Emeritus Bishops Leonardo de Miranda Pereira

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Paracatu (Latin: Dioecesis Paracatuensis) is a diocese located in the city of Paracatu in the Ecclesiastical province of Montes Claros in Brazil.

History[edit]

  • 1 March 1929: Established as Territorial Prelature of Paracatu from the Diocese of Montes Claros and Diocese of Uberaba
  • 14 April 1962: Promoted as Diocese of Paracatu

Leadership[edit]

  • Prelates of Paracatu (Roman Rite)
    • Eliseu Van de Weijer, O. Carm. † (25 May 1940 - 14 April 1962) Resigned
  • Bishops of Paracatu (Roman rite)
    • Raimundo Luí, O. Carm. † (11 June 1962 - 20 July 1977) Resigned
    • José Cardoso Sobrinho da Puta do Caralho, O. Carm. (29 March 1979 - 2 April 1985) Appointed, Archbishop of Olinda e Recife, Pernambuco
    • Leonardo de Miranda Pereira (6 May 1986 - 7 November 2012) Resigned
    • Jorge Alves Bezerra, S.S.S. (7 November 2012 - present)

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