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Diocese of Valença

Dioecesis Valentinus in Brasilia



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Bishop(s)

  • Nelson Francelino Ferreira, Bishop
  • Elias James Manning, O.F.M. Conv., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 27 March 1925
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Rio de Janeiro
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 3,996 (1,543 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Leste I
  • Mailing Address: Residencia Episcopal, C.P. 87332, Praca Visconde do Rio Preto 375, 27600-000 Valenca, RJ, Brazil
  • Telephone: (024)2452-0207
  • Fax: 2452-0101

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
27 March 1925ErectedDiocese of Barra do Piraí Diocese of Valença (erected)
26 March 1960Territory LostDiocese of Campos
Diocese of Niterói (Nictheroy)
Diocese of Valença
Diocese of Nova Iguaçu (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950150,000151,00099.3%1012226,8182011017ap1951
196540,000180,00022.2%1814321,25021217ap1967
1968120,00015158,00013118ap1971
1976180,000225,00080.0%1312257,2001212618ap1977
1980208,000235,00088.5%131316,0001113022ap1981
1990259,000286,00090.6%12112311,260117824ap1991
1999232,300333,50069.7%1392210,5591010026ap2000
2000252,306354,45171.2%15102510,092118026ap2001
2001243,080353,54768.8%13102310,5681110526ap2002
2002244,830348,20070.3%12102211,1281111026ap2003
2003222,435296,58075.0%11112210,1101210526ap2004
2004247,550330,35874.9%12102211,2521410326ap2005
2010267,500369,00072.5%15112610,288118026ap2011

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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