Roman Catholic Diocese of Ponta Grossa

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The Diocese of Ponta Grossa (Latin: Dioecesis Ponta Grossa) is a territorial division of the Catholic Church in the state of Paraná, Brazil. It was created in 1926 by Papal bull Quum in Dies Numerus of Pope Pius XI, with bula Quum in numerus. It is a suffragan diocese of Archdiocese of Curitiba. The fifth and current Diocesan Bishop is Bishop Sergio Arthur Braschi.

Diocese of Ponta Grossa

Dioecesis Ponta Grossa

Diocese de Ponta Grossa
Catedral de Sant'Ana.jpg
Cathedral of St. Ann
Location
CountryBrazil
Ecclesiastical provinceCuritiba
MetropolitanCuritiba
Statistics
Area23,462 km2 (9,059 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
643,339
546,838 (85.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established10 May 1926 (95 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of St Anne in Ponta Grossa
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopSérgio Arthur Braschi
Metropolitan ArchbishopJosé Antônio Peruzzo
Website
www.diocesepontagrossa.com.br

BishopsEdit

It is the largest centre of vocations throughout the Paraná, responsible for 40% of all priests present in Parana.

Coadjutor bishopEdit

Auxiliary bishopsEdit

Other priests of this diocese who became bishopsEdit

CitiesEdit

The Diocese of Ponta Grossa is composed of 13 cities: Carambeí, Castro, Imbituva, Ipiranga, Ponta Grossa, Telêmaco Borba, Ortigueira, Reserva, Tibagi, Ivaí, Piraí do Sul, Teixeira Soares, Fernandes Pinheiro, Ventania, Irati, Guamiranga, and Imbaú.

ReferencesEdit

  • David M. Cheney. "Diocese of Ponta Grossa". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2008-02-22.
  • (in Portuguese) Wikipedia: Diocese de Ponta Grossa
  • GCatholic.org
  • Diocese Website