Roman Catholic Diocese of Sobral

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sobral (Latin: Dioecesis Sobralensis) is a diocese located in the city of Sobral in the Ecclesiastical province of Fortaleza in Brazil.

Diocese of Sobral

Dioecesis Sobralensis

Diocese de Sobral
Location
CountryBrazil
Ecclesiastical provinceFortaleza
MetropolitanFortaleza
Statistics
Area18,920 km2 (7,310 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
917,000
777,000 (84.7%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established10 November 1915 (104 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJosé Luiz Gomes de Vasconcelos
Metropolitan ArchbishopJosé Antônio Aparecido Tosi Marques
Website
Website of the Diocese

HistoryEdit

BishopsEdit

  • Bishops of Sobral (Roman rite)
    • José Tupinambá da Frota (1916.01.24 – 1923.04.06)
    • João José da Mota e Albuquerque (1961.02.28 – 1964.04.28), appointed Archbishop of São Luís do Maranhão
    • Walfrido Teixeira Vieira (1965.01.06 – 1998.03.18)
    • Aldo de Cillo Pagotto, S.S.S. (1998.03.18 – 2004.05.05), appointed Archbishop of Paraíba
    • Fernando Antônio Saburido, O.S.B. (2005.05.18 – 2009.07.01), appointed Archbishop of Olinda e Recife, Pernambuco
    • Odelir José Magri, M.C.C.I. (2010.10.11 - 2015.02.14), appointed Bishop of Chapecó, Santa Catarina
    • José Luiz Gomes de Vasconcelos (2015.07.08 - present)

Coadjutor bishopEdit

Auxiliary bishopEdit

ReferencesEdit