Roman Catholic Diocese of Xingu-Altamira

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Xingu-Altamira (Latin: Praelatura Territorialis Xinguensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese located in the area of the Xingu River in the Ecclesiastical province of Santarém in Brazil. The cathedral is located in Altamira, Brazil. The Latin name shown here is that of the (predecessor) Territorial Prelature of Xingu.

Diocese of Xingu-Altamira

Praelatura Territorialis Xinguensis
Location
CountryBrazil
Ecclesiastical provinceSantarém
Statistics
Area368,092 km2 (142,121 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
429,000
330,000 (76.9%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established6 November 2019 (85 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Altamira, Pará
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJoao Muniz Alves, O.F.M.
Metropolitan ArchbishopIrineu Roman
Bishops emeritusErwin Kräutler, C.PP.S
Website
Website of the Diocese

HistoryEdit

On 16 August 1934, the Territorial Prelature of Xingu was established from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará, Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia and Territorial Prelature of Santarém.

At the time the Diocese of Santarém was promoted to an Archdiocese, the Territorial Prelature of Xingu was suppressed and succeeded by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Xingu-Altamira on 6 November 2019.[1]

Episcopal ordinariesEdit

Territorial prelates (of Xingu)
Bishops
  • Joao Muniz Alves, OFM (6 November 2019 – present); see above

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 06.11.2019" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 6 November 2019. Retrieved 6 November 2019.

External linksEdit