Roman Catholic Diocese of Balsas

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Balsas (Latin: Dioecesis Balsensis) is a diocese located in the city of Balsas in the Ecclesiastical province of São Luís do Maranhão in Brazil.

Diocese of Balsas

Dioecesis Balsensis
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical provinceSão Luís do Maranhão
Statistics
Area66,025 km2 (25,492 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
237,944
172,710 (72.6%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established20 December 1954 (65 years ago)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopVacant
Metropolitan ArchbishopJosé Belisário da Silva, O.F.M.

HistoryEdit

  • 20 December 1954: Established as Territorial Prelature of Santo Antônio de Balsas from the Diocese of Caxias do Maranhão
  • 3 October 1981: Promoted as Diocese of Balsas

BishopsEdit

Coadjutor bishopEdit

Other priest of this diocese who became bishopEdit

ReferencesEdit

Coordinates: 7°31′48″S 46°02′14″W / 7.5299°S 46.0373°W / -7.5299; -46.0373