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Diocese of Caxias do Maranhão

Dioecesis Caxiensis in Maragnano



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Bishop(s)

  • Vilson Basso, S.C.I., Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 22 July 1939
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Maranho
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 34,449 (13,305 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Nordeste V
  • Mailing Address: Curia Diocesana, Praca Magalhaes de Almeida 744, 65606-060 Caxias; C.P. 54, 65606-970 Caxias, MA, Brazil
  • Telephone: (099)3521-1658
  • Fax: (same)

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
22 July 1939ErectedArchdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão Diocese of Caxias do Maranhão (erected)
20 December 1954Territory LostDiocese of Caxias do Maranhão Territorial Prelature of Santo Antônio de Balsas (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1953288,564.0%11110712ap1971
1967456,999486,40294.0%131335,1531726ap1977
1974302,000.0%111101512ap1981
1990640,000680,00094.1%1652130,47652818ap1991
1999660,000685,00096.4%1942328,69543221ap2000
2000680,000710,00095.8%2342725,18543321ap2001
2001695,000718,00096.8%2142527,80043221ap2002
2002700,000725,00096.6%2542924,13754321ap2003
2003730,000750,00097.3%2452925,17293721ap2004
2004690,000720,00095.8%2132428,75073621ap2005
2006704,000739,00095.3%2933222,00083821ap2007

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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