Diocese of

Alto Solimões

Brazil Brazil

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Alto Solimões / Solimões Superioris (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Manaus

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora da Assunção (August 15)

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2015.05.20 – ...):Bishop Adolfo Zon Pereira, S.X. (68)Bishop Adolfo Zon Pereira, S.X. (68)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Alto Solimões (Roman Rite)

Bishop Adolfo Zon Pereira, S.X. (68)Bishop Adolfo Zon Pereira, S.X. (68)
(2015.05.20 – ...)

Bishop of Alto Solimões (Brazil)

Dai-lhes vós mesmos de comer

Born:1956.01.23 (Orense, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1986.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:2014.11.08

Coadjutor Bishop of Alto Solimões (Brazil) (2014.08.27 – 2015.05.20)

Bishop of Alto Solimões (Brazil) (2015.05.20 – ...)

Bishop Evangelista Alcimar Caldas Magalhães, O.F.M. Cap.
(1990.09.12 – 2015.05.20)

Habes me Socium

Born:1940.02.02 (Benjamin Constant, AM, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1967.07.09
Consecrated Bishop:1981.10.25
Died:2021.06.20 (Manaus, AM, Brazil † 81)

Bishop of Carolina (Brazil) (1981.09.03 – 1990.09.12)

Bishop of Alto Solimões (Brazil) (1990.09.12 – 2015.05.20)

Prelates of Alto Solimões (Roman Rite)

Bishop Adalberto Domingos Marzi, O.F.M. Cap.
(1961.02.04 – 1990.09.12)

Born:1922.04.12 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1947.02.02
Consecrated Bishop:1961.07.09
Died:2001.09.15 († 79)

Apostolic Administrator of Alto Solimões (Brazil) (1959.04.08 – 1961.02.04)

Titular Bishop of Sæsina (1961.02.04 – 1978.05.26)

Bishop-Prelate of Alto Solimões (Brazil) (1961.02.04 – 1990.09.12)

Fr. Adalberto Domingos Marzi, O.F.M. Cap. (later Bishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 1959.04.08 – 1961.02.04)

Bishop Cesário Alexandre Minali, O.F.M. Cap.
(1955.03.01 – 1958.04.09)

Born:1897.11.08 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1928.06.02
Consecrated Bishop:1955.06.05
Died:1969.06.13 († 71)

Bishop-Prelate of Alto Solimões (Brazil) (1955.03.01 – 1958.04.09)

Titular Bishop of Achyraus (1955.03.01 – 1969.06.13)

Bishop-Prelate of Carolina (Brazil) (1958.04.09 – 1969.06.13)

Fr. Wesceslau Nazareno Ponte de Spoleto, O.F.M. Cap.
(1952.04.26 – 1952.06.29)

Died:1952.06.29

Apostolic Administrator of Alto Solimões (Brazil) (1950.09.04 – 1952.04.26)

Titular Bishop of Cea (1952.04.26 – 1952.06.29)

Bishop-Prelate of Alto Solimões (Brazil) (1952.04.26 – 1952.06.29)

Prefects Apostolic of Alto Solimões (Roman Rite)

Fr. Wesceslau Nazareno Ponte de Spoleto, O.F.M. Cap.
(Apostolic Administrator 1950.09.04 – 1952.04.26)

Fr. Venceslao da Spoleto, O.F.M. Cap.
(1946.11.08 – 1950)

Died:1950

Prefect Apostolic of Alto Solimões (Brazil) (1946.11.08 – 1950)

Fr. Tomaz M. de Marcellano, O.F.M. Cap.
(1938 – 1945)

Died:1945

Prefect Apostolic of Alto Solimões (Brazil) (1938 – 1945)

Fr. Evangelista Galea, O.F.M. Cap.
(1910.09.06 – 1938)

Born:1882.05.05
Ordained Priest:1905.12.23
Died:1938 († 56)

Prefect Apostolic of Alto Solimões (Brazil) (1910.09.06 – 1938)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (15)

Cruzeiro do Sul (↙), Requena (←), San José de Amazonas (←), Leticia (←), Tefé (→)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 131,613 km²

Population: 125,274 Catholics (59.4% of 210,970 total)

Pastoral Centres: 8 parishes

Personnel: 19 priests (10 diocesan, 9 religious), 10 deacons, 40 religious (17 brothers, 23 sisters), 5 seminarians

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