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Diocese of Santa Cruz do Sul

Dioecesis Sanctae Crucis in Brasilia



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Bishop(s)

  • Canísio Klaus, Bishop
  • Aloísio Sinésio Bohn, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 20 June 1959
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Santa Maria
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Rio Grande do Sul
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 17,168 (6,631 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Sul 3
  • Mailing Address: C.P. 86, Rua Ramiro Barcellos 717, 96900-970 Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, Brazil
  • Telephone: (051) 711-3668
  • Fax: 713-3733

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
20 June 1959ErectedArchdiocese of Porto Alegre Diocese of Santa Cruz do Sul (erected)
13 April 2011Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Santa Cruz do Sul (from Porto Alegre)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1965300,000380,00078.9%4829773,8962741145ap1967
1968430,000.0%492776013348746ap1971
1976141,000188,00075.0%5217692,04313142346ap1977
1980363,000484,00075.0%5617734,97213542047ap1981
1990382,000490,00078.0%6416804,7752936948ap1991
1999461,366542,37085.1%6820885,24252632450ap2000
2000464,540546,13785.1%6418825,66552732450ap2001
2001447,502537,00283.3%5718755,96643432450ap2004
2004447,502537,00283.3%5521765,888103032450ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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