Roman Catholic Diocese of Estância

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Estância (Latin: Dioecesis Stantianus) is a diocese located in the city of Estância in the Ecclesiastical province of Aracajú in Brazil.

Diocese of Estância

Dioecesis Stantianus

Diocese de Estância
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical provinceAracajú
MetropolitanAracajú
Statistics
Area6,736 km2 (2,601 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
431,127
423,228 (98.2%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established30 April 1960 (60 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of our Lady of Guadalupe in Estância
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopSede Vacante
Metropolitan ArchbishopJosé Palmeira Lessa
Apostolic AdministratorGiovanni Crippa
Bishops emeritusHildebrando Mendes Costa
Website
Website of the Diocese

HistoryEdit

  • April 30, 1960: Established as Diocese of Estância from the Diocese of Aracaju

BishopsEdit

OrdinariesEdit

  • Bishops of Estância (Roman rite), in reverse chronological order
    • Bishop Giovanni Crippa, I.M.C. (2014.07.9 Jul 2014 - )
    • Bishop Marco Eugênio Galrão Leite de Almeida (2003.04.30 – 2013.09.25), appointed Auxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia
    • Bishop Hildebrando Mendes Costa (1986.03.25 – 2003.04.30)
    • Bishop José Bezerra Coutinho (1961.01.28 – 1985.06.01)

Other priests of this diocese who became bishopsEdit

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 11°16′08″S 37°26′17″W / 11.2690°S 37.4380°W / -11.2690; -37.4380