Diocese of

Brejo

Brazil Brazil

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Brejo / Breien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: São Luís do Maranhão

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2010.05.05 – ...):Bishop José Valdeci Santos Mendes (62)Bishop José Valdeci Santos Mendes (62)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Brejo (Roman Rite)

Bishop José Valdeci Santos Mendes (62)Bishop José Valdeci Santos Mendes (62)
(2010.05.05 – ...)

Bishop of Brejo (Brazil)

Bonus pastor animam suam dat pro ovibus

Born:1961.09.12 (Coroatá, MA, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1994.12.11
Consecrated Bishop:2010.08.21

Priest of Coroatá (Brazil) (1994.12.11 – 2010.05.05)

Bishop of Brejo (Brazil) (2010.05.05 – ...)

Bishop Valter Carrijo, S.D.S. (90)Bishop Valter Carrijo, S.D.S. (90)
(1991.09.25 – 2010.05.05)

Bishop emeritus of Brejo (Brazil)

Veni ut vitam habeant

Born:1934.01.22 (Uberlandia, MG, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1961.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1989.04.15

Coadjutor Bishop of Brejo (Brazil) (1989.01.18 – 1991.09.25)

Bishop of Brejo (Brazil) (1991.09.25 – 2010.05.05)

Bishop Afonso de Oliveira Lima, S.D.S.
(1971.11.29 – 1991.09.25)

Duc in altum

Born:1916.08.28 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1940.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1972.04.09
Died:1994.08.31 († 78)

Bishop of Brejo (Brazil) (1971.11.29 – 1991.09.25)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (18)

Coroatá (←), São Luís do Maranhão (↖), Parnaíba (↗), Campo Maior (↘), Teresina (↓), Caxias do Maranhão (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 21,218 km²

Population: 493,850 Catholics (71.5% of 691,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 21 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 29 priests (24 diocesan, 5 religious), 1 deacon, 39 religious (7 brothers, 32 sisters), 2 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Deacons

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