Roman Catholic Territorial Prelature of Xingu

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Territorial Prelature of Xingu
Praelatura Territorialis Xinguensis
Prelazia Territorial de Xingu
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Belém do Pará
Metropolitan Belém do Pará
Statistics
Area 368,092 km2 (142,121 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
429,000
330,000 (76.9%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 16 August 1934 (84 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Altamira, Pará
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Joao Muniz Alves, O.F.M.
Metropolitan Archbishop Alberto Taveira Corrêa
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Territorial Prelature of Xingu (Latin: Praelatura Territorialis Xinguensis) is a Roman Catholic territorial prelature located in the area of the Xingu River in the Ecclesiastical province of Belém do Pará in Brazil. The cathedral is located in Altamira, Brazil.

History[edit]

On August 16, 1934, the Territorial Prelature of Xingu was established from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará, Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia and Territorial Prelature of Santarém

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

  1. Clemente Geiger, C.PP.S (17 January 1948 – 26 April 1971)
  2. Eurico Kräutler, C.PP.S (26 April 1971 – 2 September 1978)
  3. Erwin Kräutler, C.PP.S (2 September 1981 – 23 December 2015)
  4. Joao Muniz Alves, OFM (23 December 2015 – )

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