Roman Catholic Diocese of Ilhéus

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ilhéus (Latin: Dioecesis Ilheosensis) is a diocese located in the city of Ilhéus in the Ecclesiastical province of São Salvador da Bahia in Brazil.

Diocese of Ilhéus

Dioecesis Ilheosensis
Catedral de São Sebastião e arredores Ilhéus 1988.jpg
Cathedral of St. Sebastian in Ilhéus
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Ilhéus
Coat of arms
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical provinceSão Salvador da Bahia
Statistics
Area11,021 km2 (4,255 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2006)
690,436
493,179 (71.4%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established20 October 1913 (108 years ago)
CathedralCatedral São Sebastião
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopGiovanni Crippa I.M.C
Metropolitan ArchbishopMurilo Sebastião Ramos Krieger
Bishops emeritusMauro Montagnoli, C.S.S.
Website
www.diocesedeilheusba.com

HistoryEdit

On 20 October 1913 Pope Pius X established the Diocese of Ilhéus from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia. It lost territory twice with the establishment of two other dioceses. In 1962 Pope John XXIII established the Diocese of Caravelas and in 1978 Pope John Paul II established the Diocese of Itabuna[1][2]

BishopsEdit

Other priest of this diocese who became bishopEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diocese of Ilhéus". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Ilhéus". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-12-09.

Coordinates: 14°47′57″S 39°01′56″W / 14.7993°S 39.0322°W / -14.7993; -39.0322