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Roman Catholic Diocese of Alto Solimões

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Alto Solimões (Latin: Dioecesis Solimões Superioris) is a diocese located in the city of Tabatinga in the Ecclesiastical province of Manaus in Brazil.

Diocese of Alto Solimões

Dioecesis Solimões Superioris
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical provinceManaus
Statistics
Area130,240 km2 (50,290 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
169,000
98,000 (58.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established23 May 1910 (109 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Santos Anjos da Guarda,
Tabatinga
Co-cathedralCo-Catedral São Paulo Apóstolo,
São Paulo de Olivença
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopEvangelista Alcimar Caldas Magalhães, O.F.M. Cap.
Map
Amazonas Micro AltoSolimoes.svg

HistoryEdit

  • May 23, 1910: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Alto Solimões from the Diocese of Amazonas
  • August 11, 1950: Promoted as Territorial Prelature of Alto Solimões
  • August 14, 1991: Promoted as Diocese of Alto Solimões

LeadershipEdit

ReferencesEdit

Coordinates: 4°13′45″S 69°56′17″W / 4.2291°S 69.9381°W / -4.2291; -69.9381