Roman Catholic Diocese of Pinheiro

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pinheiro (Latin: Dioecesis Pinerensis) is a diocese located in the city of Pinheiro in the Ecclesiastical province of São Luís do Maranhão in Brazil.

Diocese of Pinheiro

Dioecesis Pinerensis
Location
CountryBrazil
Ecclesiastical provinceSão Luís do Maranhão
Statistics
Area14,744 km2 (5,693 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
435,240
348,192 (80.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established22 July 1939 (82 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Santo Inácio de Loiola
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopElio Rama, I.M.C.
Metropolitan ArchbishopJosé Belisário da Silva, O.F.M.
Bishops emeritusRicardo Pedro Paglia, M.S.C.

HistoryEdit

BishopsEdit

  • Apostolic Administrator
  • Prelates of Pinheiro (Roman Rite)
    • José Maria Lemerder † (1944 - 1946) Died
    • Alfonso Maria Ungarelli, M.S.C. † (13 Nov 1948 - 1 Mar 1975) Retired
    • Carmelo Cassati, M.S.C. (17 Jun 1975 - 12 Feb 1979) Appointed, Bishop of Tricarico
    • Ricardo Pedro Paglia, M.S.C. (3 Jul 1979 - 16 Oct 1979) Appointed Bishop here
  • Bishops of Pinheiro (Roman rite)
    • Ricardo Pedro Paglia, M.S.C. (16 Oct 1979 – 17 Oct 2012) Retired
    • Elio Rama, I.M.C. (17 Oct 2012–present)

Auxiliary bishopsEdit

ReferencesEdit