Diocese of

Bom Jesus da Lapa

Brazil Brazil

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Bom Jesus da Lapa / Spelæopolitan(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Vitória da Conquista

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Senhor Bom Jesus (August 6)

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2024.03.13 – ...):Bishop Rubival Cabral Britto, O.F.M. Cap. (54)Bishop Rubival Cabral Britto, O.F.M. Cap. (54)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Bom Jesus da Lapa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Rubival Cabral Britto, O.F.M. Cap. (54)Bishop Rubival Cabral Britto, O.F.M. Cap. (54)
(2024.03.13 – ...)

Bishop of Bom Jesus da Lapa (Brazil)

Ad serviendam misericordiam

Born:1969.07.21 (Jaguaquara, BA, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:2000.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:2017.02.11

Bishop of Grajaú (Brazil) (2016.12.07 – 2024.03.13)

Bishop of Bom Jesus da Lapa (Brazil) (2024.03.13 – ...)

Archbishop João Santos Cardoso (62)Bishop João Santos Cardoso (62) (later Archbishop)
(2015.06.24 – 2023.07.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Natal (Brazil)

In eo qui me confortat

Born:1961.12.03 (Boa Nova, BA, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1986.12.27
Consecrated Bishop:2012.02.11

Priest of Vitória da Conquista (Brazil) (1986.12.27 – 2011.12.14)

Bishop of São Raimundo Nonato (Brazil) (2011.12.14 – 2015.06.24)

Bishop of Bom Jesus da Lapa (Brazil) (2015.06.24 – 2023.07.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Natal (Brazil) (2023.07.05 – ...)

Archbishop Josafá Menezes da Silva (65)Bishop Josafá Menezes da Silva (65) (later Archbishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 2014.05.20 – 2015.06.24)

Bishop José Valmor César Teixeira, S.D.B. (71)Bishop José Valmor César Teixeira, S.D.B. (71)
(2009.01.28 – 2014.03.20)

Bishop of São José dos Campos (Brazil)

Somos de Deus

Born:1953.03.01 (Rio do Sul, SC, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1979.12.09
Consecrated Bishop:2009.03.29

Bishop of Bom Jesus da Lapa (Brazil) (2009.01.28 – 2014.03.20)

Bishop of São José dos Campos (Brazil) (2014.03.20 – ...)

Bishop Francisco Batistela, C.SS.R.
(1990.04.18 – 2009.01.28)

Born:1931.09.30 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1957.01.25
Consecrated Bishop:1990.07.01
Died:2010.10.20 († 79)

Bishop of Bom Jesus da Lapa (Brazil) (1990.04.18 – 2009.01.28)

Bishop José Nicomedes Grossi
(1962.08.28 – 1990.03.15)

Respice stellam

Born:1915.09.15 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1940.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1963.01.25
Died:2009.06.21 († 93)

Bishop of Bom Jesus da Lapa (Brazil) (1962.08.28 – 1990.03.15)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (23)

Paracatu (↙), Formosa (←), Barreiras (↖), Barra (↑), Caetité (↘), Januária (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 56,880 km²

Population: 286,000 Catholics (81.7% of 350,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 20 parishes, 2 missions

Personnel: 32 priests (20 diocesan, 12 religious), 40 religious (13 brothers, 27 sisters), 10 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

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Last updated on 2024.05.19

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