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Diocese of Barra do Piraí-Volta Redonda

Dioecesis Barrensis de Pirai-Voltaredondensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Francesco Biasin, Bishop
  • João Maria Messi, O.S.M., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 26 January 1965
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Rio de Janeiro
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 4,768 (1,841 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Leste I
  • Mailing Address: Rua 25/B 44, Vila Santa Cecilia, 27260-330 Volta Redonda, RJ, Brazil
  • Telephone: (024)3340-2801
  • Fax: (same)

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Barra do Piraí
4 December 1922ErectedDiocese of Niterói (Nictheroy) Diocese of Barra do Piraí (erected)
27 March 1925Territory LostDiocese of Barra do Piraí Diocese of Valença (erected)
13 April 1946Territory LostDiocese of Barra do Piraí
Diocese of Niterói (Nictheroy)
Diocese of Petrópolis (erected)
26 March 1960Territory LostDiocese of Barra do Piraí
Diocese of Petrópolis
Diocese of Nova Friburgo (erected)
Diocese of Barra do Piraí-Volta Redonda
26 January 1965Name ChangedDiocese of Barra do Piraí Diocese of Barra do Piraí-Volta Redonda
14 March 1980Territory LostDiocese of Barra do Piraí-Volta Redonda
Diocese of Nova Iguaçu
Diocese of Itaguaí (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Barra do Piraí
1950350,000400,00087.5%3119507,000207134ap1951
1959650,000800,00081.3%40651056,1909013549ap1960
Diocese of Barra do Piraí-Volta Redonda
1966600,000600,000100.0%23315411,111356232ap1967
1970300,000500,00060.0%2332555,454439542ap1971
1976337,000524,00064.3%2028487,02033415326ap1977
1980375,000608,06061.7%2230527,2114499226ap1981
1990688,224770,70889.3%27214814,33835111226ap1991
1999592,605790,14075.0%28154313,78122510120ap2000
2000563,507751,34375.0%28194711,9892299522ap2001
2001556,525742,03475.0%26194512,36722810122ap2002
2002556,525742,03475.0%26174312,9422189922ap2003
2003556,525742,03475.0%27164312,9422199422ap2004
2004556,525742,03475.0%28154312,9423188422ap2005
2006572,000761,00075.2%31174811,9163217422ap2007
2012683,000813,00084.0%40165612,19615166722ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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