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Diocese of Goiás

Dioecesis Goiasensis

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 26 March 1956
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Goiânia
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Goias
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 20,784 (8,027 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Centro-Oeste
  • Mailing Address: Curia Diocesana, Rua Dr. Joaquim Rodrigues s/n, C.P. 05, 76600-000 Goias, GO, Brazil
  • Telephone: (062)3371-1206
  • Fax: 3371-2380

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Territorial Prelature of Goiás
6 December 1745ErectedDiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro Territorial Prelature of Cuiabá (erected)
Territorial Prelature of Goiás (erected)
Diocese of Mariana (erected)
Diocese of São Paulo (erected)
Diocese of Goiás
15 July 1826ElevatedTerritorial Prelature of Goiás Diocese of Goiás
27 April 1892Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Goiás (from São Salvador da Bahia)
1 May 1906Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Goiás (from São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
29 September 1907Territory LostDiocese of Goiás Diocese of Uberaba (erected)
20 December 1915Territory LostDiocese of Goiás Diocese of Porto Nacional (erected)
25 July 1924Territory LostDiocese of Goiás Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins (erected)
21 June 1929Territory LostDiocese of Goiás Territorial Prelature of Jataí (erected)
Archdiocese of Goiás
18 November 1932ElevatedDiocese of Goiás Archdiocese of Goiás
26 March 1956Territory LostArchdiocese of Goiás
Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins (suppressed)
Territorial Prelature of Formosa (erected)
Diocese of Uruaçu (Uruassu) (erected)
26 March 1956Territory LostArchdiocese of Goiás Archdiocese of Goiânia (erected)
Diocese of Goiás
26 March 1956ElevatedTerritorial Prelature of Bananal (suppressed)
Archdiocese of Goiás
Diocese of Goiás (Archdiocese to Diocese)
25 November 1961Territory LostArchdiocese of Goiânia
Diocese of Goiás
Diocese of Jataí
Territorial Prelature of São Luís de Montes Belos (erected)
11 October 1966Territory LostDiocese of Goiás
Diocese of Uruaçu (Uruassu)
Territorial Prelature of Rubiataba (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Goiás
Diocese of Goiás

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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