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Diocese of Rio do Sul

Dioecesis Rivi Australis



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Bishop(s)

  • Augustinho Petry, Bishop
  • José Jovêncio Balestieri, S.D.B., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 23 November 1968
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Florianópolis
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Santa Catarina
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 8,909 (3,441 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Sul IV
  • Mailing Address: Curia Diocesana, Rua Sao Ludgero 79, 89160-000 Rio do Sul, SC, Brazil
  • Telephone: (047)3521-0315
  • Fax: 3521-2922

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
23 November 1968ErectedArchdiocese of Florianópolis
Diocese of Joinville
Diocese of Rio do Sul (erected)
19 April 2000Territory LostArchdiocese of Florianópolis
Diocese of Joinville
Diocese of Rio do Sul
Diocese of Blumenau (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1970221,146267,01582.8%1247593,7485734725ap1971
1976265,700370,00071.8%1549644,1516430226ap1977
1980248,632296,23883.9%1449633,9466326032ap1981
1990214,000279,00076.7%1540553,8905119832ap1991
1999252,000295,00085.4%2031514,9413918632ap2000
2000203,000242,00083.9%1833513,9804218130ap2001
2001232,000276,96683.8%2438623,7418816430ap2002
2002232,000276,96683.8%2034544,2968016430ap2003
2003234,570281,55283.3%2334574,1156016530ap2004
2004225,408277,54181.2%2234564,0255716530ap2005
2010253,000308,00082.1%2339624,0805215031ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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