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Roman Catholic Diocese of São João del Rei

The Roman Catholic Diocese of São João del Rei (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Ioannis a Rege) is a suffragan Latin rite diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan of Juiz de Fora in Minas Gerais state, Brazil.

Diocese of São João del Rei

Dioecesis Sancti Ioannis a Rege
Cathedral 2 Sao Joao del Rei Brasil.jpg
Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar
Ecclesiastical provinceJuiz de Fora
Area9,503 km2 (3,669 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
468,000 (90.0%)
RiteLatin Rite
Established21 May 1960 (59 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Basílica Nossa Sehora do Pilar
Current leadership
BishopJosé Eudes Campos do Nascimento
Metropolitan ArchbishopGil Antônio Moreira
Bishops emeritusWaldemar Chaves de Araújo

Its (Marian) cathedral episcopal see is Catedral Basílica Nossa Sehora do Pilar, a Minor Basilica, dedicated to Our Lady of the Pillar, in the city of São João del-Rei São João del Rei.



As per 2015, it pastorally served 506,000 Catholics (85.1% of 594,800 total) on 9,503 km² in 40 parishes with 72 priests (48 diocesan, 24 religious), 2 deacons, 109 lay religious (57 brothers, 52 sisters) and 9 seminarians.

Episcopal OrdinariesEdit

(all Roman rite native Brazilians)

Suffragan Bishops of São João del-Rei


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