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Diocese of Caxias do Sul

Dioecesis Caxiensis Australis

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  • José Gislon, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop
  • Alessandro Carmelo Ruffinoni, C.S., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 19 October 1966
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Porto Alegre
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Rio Grande do Sul
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 11,892 (4,593 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Sul 3
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Curia Diocesana, Rua Os 18 do Forte 1771, 95020-472 Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
  • Telephone: (054)3214-5388

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Caxias
8 September 1934ErectedArchdiocese of Porto Alegre Diocese of Caxias (erected)
Territorial Prelature of Vacaria (erected)
27 April 1959Territory AddedArchdiocese of Porto Alegre (Mussum and Santa Lucia do Piai (of Caxias do Sul)) Diocese of Caxias
16 May 1966Territory LostDiocese of Caxias (Nossa Senhora das Graças (in Our Lady of the Purification) and São José (in Saint John the Baptist)) Diocese of Passo Fundo
16 May 1966Territory AddedDiocese of Passo Fundo (Santa Bárbara, Santa Teresinha, Nossa Senhora das Graças, Sao Jerónimo, Santa Ana (all in San Valentin) and São Paulo (in San Rochi)) Diocese of Caxias
Diocese of Caxias do Sul
19 October 1966Name ChangedDiocese of Caxias Diocese of Caxias do Sul
23 November 1970Territory AddedArchdiocese of Porto Alegre (S. Francis de Paula) Diocese of Caxias do Sul
12 December 1997Territory LostDiocese of Caxias do Sul (Santa Maria de Purificationa (in Muçum) and Saint John the Baptist (in Vespasiano Correa)) Diocese of Santa Cruz do Sul
10 November 1999Territory LostDiocese of Caxias do Sul
Archdiocese of Porto Alegre
Diocese of Osório (erected) (Arroio do Sal, Balneario Pinhal, Capão da Canoa, Capivari do Sul, Caraá, Cidreira, Dom Pedro de Alcantara, Imbé, Itati, Mampituba, Maquiné, Morrinhos do Sul, Osório, Palmares do Sul, Santo Antonio da Patrulha, Terra de Areia, Torres, Tramandai, Tres ...)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Caxias
Diocese of Caxias do Sul

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Caxias
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 51, Page 649, and Page 650
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 58, Page 594, and Page 595
  • Diocese of Caxias do Sul
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 58, Page 1,193
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 63, Page 238, and Page 239


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