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Diocese of Parnaíba

Dioecesis Parnaibensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Alfredo Schäffler, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 16 December 1944
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Teresina
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Piaui
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 20,565 (7,943 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Nordeste IV
  • Mailing Address: C.P. 70, Rua Josias Morais 676, 64218-530 Parnaiba, PI, Brazil
  • Telephone: (086) 322-2358

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
16 December 1944ErectedDiocese of Piaui Diocese of Parnaíba (erected)
12 June 1975Territory LostDiocese of Parnaíba
Archdiocese of Teresina
Diocese of Campo Maior (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950259,000260,00099.6%961517,26663313ap1951
1966352,000353,00099.7%15102514,080103814ap1967*
1970410,000410,000100.0%13112417,083136615ap1971
1976527,850586,58090.0%1192026,392135015ap1977
1980370,000412,00089.8%101037,00034213ap1981
1990458,000510,00089.8%1592419,083145614ap1991
1999530,000590,00089.8%22103216,562136119ap2000
2000445,000505,00088.1%19113014,833146119ap2001
2001460,000521,40088.2%26123812,105156620ap2002
2002520,000550,00094.5%28124013,000145822ap2003
2003495,000550,00090.0%27123912,692144922ap2004
2004495,000550,00090.0%24133713,378155322ap2005

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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