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Diocese of Piracicaba

Dioecesis Piracicabensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Fernando Mason, O.F.M. Conv., Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 26 February 1944
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Campinas
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Sao Paulo
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 5,402 (2,086 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Sul I
  • Official Web Site: http://www.diocesedepiracicaba.org.br/
  • Mailing Address: C.P. 366, Avenida Luciano Guidotti 166, 13400-183 Piracicaba, SP, Brazil
  • Telephone: (019) 426-5000
  • Fax: 434-8608

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
26 February 1944ErectedDiocese of Campinas Diocese of Piracicaba (erected)
29 April 1976Territory LostArchdiocese of Campinas
Diocese of Piracicaba
Diocese of Limeira (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1949141,000143,00098.6%1513285,035137012ap1951
1965190,000202,00094.1%2552772,4675220128ap1967
1970319,140354,30290.1%31ap1971
1973445,000491,00090.6%242418,5413315635ap1977
1980427,000520,00082.1%202021,3502414935ap1981
1990644,000671,00096.0%2941709,20026414246ap1991
1999757,873826,62991.7%4040809,473164714652ap2000
2000783,622897,56887.3%4341849,328165213454ap2001
2001655,200819,00080.0%3937768,621214613853ap2002
2002608,438824,58773.8%3938777,901348714954ap2003
2003741,701957,23777.5%4040809,271347614855ap2004
2004763,246988,32677.2%4438829,3073410015656ap2005

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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