Roman Catholic Diocese of Almenara

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Almenara (Latin: Dioecesis Almenarensis) is a diocese located in the city of Almenara, Minas Gerais, in the Ecclesiastical province of Diamantina in Brazil.

Diocese of Almenara

Dioecesis Almenarensis

Diocese de Almenara
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical provinceDiamantina
MetropolitanDiamantina
Statistics
Area15,738 km2 (6,076 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
192,800
147,300 (76.4%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established28 March 1981 (40 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of St John the Baptist in Almenara
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJosé Carlos Brandão Cabral
Metropolitan ArchbishopDarci José Nicioli
Bishops emeritusHugo María Van Steekelenburg Bishop Emeritus

HistoryEdit

LeadershipEdit

  • Bishops of Almenara (Latin Rite)
    • José Geraldo Oliveira do Valle, C.S.S. (10 May 1982 – 31 Aug 1988), appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais
    • Diogo Johannes Antonius Reesink, O.F.M. (2 Aug 1989 – 25 Mar 1998), appointed Bishop of Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais
    • Hugo María van Steekelenburg, O.F.M. (23 Jun 1999 – 19 Jun 2013)
    • Bishop José Carlos Brandão Cabral (15 Sep 2013 - present)

ReferencesEdit

Coordinates: 16°10′59″S 40°41′41″W / 16.1831°S 40.6948°W / -16.1831; -40.6948