Roman Catholic Diocese of Nazaré

Coordinates: 7°44′36.4″S 35°13′45.9″W / 7.743444°S 35.229417°W / -7.743444; -35.229417

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Nazaré (Latin: Dioecesis Nazarensis in Brasilia) is a diocese located in the city of Nazaré da Mata in the Ecclesiastical province of Olinda e Recife in Brazil.

Diocese of Nazaré

Dioecesis Nazarensis in Brasilia
Location
CountryBrazil
Ecclesiastical provinceOlinda e Recife
Statistics
Area5,986 km2 (2,311 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
904,261
768,261 (85.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established2 August 1918 (103 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopFrancisco de Assis Dantas de Lucena
Metropolitan ArchbishopFernando Antônio Saburido, O.S.B.
Bishops emeritusSeverino Batista de França, O.F.M. Cap.
Jorge Tobias de Freitas
Website
www.diocesedenazare.org

HistoryEdit

  • August 2, 1918: Established as Diocese of Nazaré from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife

BishopsEdit

Auxiliary bishopEdit

Other priests of this diocese who became bishopsEdit

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