Roman Catholic Diocese of Palmas–Francisco Beltrão

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Palmas–Francisco Beltrão (Latin: Dioecesis Palmensis–Beltranensis) is a diocese located in the cities of Palmas & Francisco Beltrão in the Ecclesiastical province of Cascavel in Brazil.

Diocese of Palmas–Francisco Beltrão

Dioecesis Palmensis–Beltranensis

Diocese de Palmas–Francisco Beltrão
Location
CountryBrazil
Ecclesiastical provinceCascavel
MetropolitanCascavel
Statistics
Area17,964 km2 (6,936 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
557,707
490,787 (88.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established9 December 1933 (87 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Good Jesus in Palmas, Paraná
Co-cathedralCo-Cathedral of Our Lady of Glory in Francisco Beltrão
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopEdgar Xavier Ertl, S.A.C.
Metropolitan ArchbishopSede vacante

HistoryEdit

  • December 9, 1933: Established as Territorial Prelature of Palmas from the Diocese of Lages and Diocese of Ponta Grossa
  • January 14, 1958: Promoted as Diocese of Palmas
  • January 7, 1987: Renamed as Diocese of Palmas–Francisco Beltrão

BishopsEdit

OrdinariesEdit

Prelates of Palmas
  • Bishop Carlos Eduardo de Sabóia Bandeira Melo, O.F.M. (13 December 1947 – 11 April 1958)
Bishops of Palmas
  • Bishop Carlos Eduardo de Sabóia Bandeira Melo, O.F.M. (11 April 1958 – 7 February 1969)
  • Bishop Agostinho José Sartori, O.F.M. Cap. (16 February 1970 – 7 January 1987)
Bishops of Palmas–Francisco Beltrão
  • Bishop Agostinho José Sartori, O.F.M. Cap. (7 January 1987 – 24 August 2005)
  • Bishop José Antônio Peruzzo (24 August 2005 – 7 January 2015), appointed Archbishop of Curitiba, Parana
  • Bishop Edgar Xavier Ertl, S.A.C. (27 April 2016 – present)

Auxiliary bishopEdit

Other priest of this diocese who became bishopEdit

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