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Diocese of Guarapuava

Dioecesis Guarapuavensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Amilton Manoel da Silva, C.P., Bishop
  • Antônio Wagner da Silva, S.C.I., Bishop Emeritus
  • Giovanni (João) Zerbini, S.D.B., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 16 December 1965
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Curitiba
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Parana
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 27,360 (10,567 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Sul 2
  • Mailing Address: Curia Diocesana, Rua Vicente Machado 1129, 85010-260 Guarapuava, PR, Brasil
  • Telephone: (042)3623-5984
  • Fax: (same)

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
16 December 1965ErectedDiocese of Campo Mourão
Diocese of Ponta Grossa
Diocese of Toledo
Diocese of Guarapuava (erected)
3 December 1976Territory LostArchdiocese of Curitiba
Diocese of Guarapuava
Diocese of Ponta Grossa
Diocese of União da Vitória (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1965256,508.0%93645017ap1967
1970390,000400,00097.5%10283810,263296720ap1971
1976423,000436,00097.0%1728459,400317227ap1977
1980428,000451,00094.9%18173512,2282208228ap1981
1990514,000542,00094.8%2631579,0173410430ap1991
1999413,499574,73571.9%3045755,5134910638ap2000
2000461,974577,46880.0%2945746,2425010840ap2001
2001460,000575,00080.0%2845736,3014910640ap2002
2002462,614578,26880.0%2846746,2515010639ap2003
2003442,820553,52580.0%2847755,9045210339ap2004
2004450,578563,22380.0%3049795,7035410839ap2005
2006476,882561,03785.0%3245776,1936610339ap2007
2013577,000608,00094.9%4543886,556516547ap2014
2016529,000623,00084.9%4345886,011505147ap2017
2019387,666553,80970.0%4245874,455505147ap2020

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


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