Roman Catholic Diocese of Erexim

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erexim (Latin: Dioecesis Ereximensis) is a diocese located in the city of Erexim in the Ecclesiastical province of Passo Fundo in Brazil.

Diocese of Erexim

Dioecesis Ereximensis
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical provincePasso Fundo
Area5,586 km2 (2,157 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
168,381 (79.1%)
RiteLatin Rite
Established27 May 1971 (48 years ago)
CathedralCatedral São José
Current leadership
Metropolitan ArchbishopRodolfo Luís Weber


On May 27, 1971, it was established as the Diocese of Erexim from the then-Diocese of Passo Fundo. On Wednesday, June 6, 2012, it was made known by the Vatican News Service that Pope Benedict XVI had appointed the Father Jose Gilson, O.F.M. Cap., who until then had been serving as the Definitor General of the Orders of Friors Minor Capuchins in Rome, Italy, as the third Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erexim in Erexim, Brazil, a part of the Ecclesiastical Province of Passo Fundo, Brazil. The Diocese of Erexim has an area of 5,586 (unit unspecified), a total population of 211,685, a Catholic population of 168,800, 64 priests, 15 permanent deacons, and 133 religious). It was arranged that he would be ordained to the episcopacy and installed as Bishop of Erexim. He succeeds Bishop Girônimo Zanandréa, whose resigned upon reaching the age of 75, at which all bishops must offer their resignation.[1][2]


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Coordinates: 27°38′05″S 52°16′28″W / 27.6346°S 52.2744°W / -27.6346; -52.2744