Diocese of

Caxias do Sul

Brazil Brazil

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Caxias do Sul / Caxien(sis) Australis (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Porto Alegre

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora de Caravaggio (May 26)

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.06.26 – ...):Bishop José Gislon, O.F.M. Cap. (67)Bishop José Gislon, O.F.M. Cap. (67)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Caxias do Sul (Roman Rite)

Bishop José Gislon, O.F.M. Cap. (67)Bishop José Gislon, O.F.M. Cap. (67)
(2019.06.26 – ...)

Bishop of Caxias do Sul (Brazil)

In caritate diligere et servire

Born:1957.02.23 (Ibirama, SC, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1988.05.28
Consecrated Bishop:2012.08.03

Bishop of Erexim (Brazil) (2012.06.06 – 2019.06.26)

Apostolic Administrator of Chapecó (Brazil) (2014.06.01 – 2014.12.03)

Bishop of Caxias do Sul (Brazil) (2019.06.26 – ...)

Bishop Alessandro Carmelo Ruffinoni, C.S. (80)Bishop Alessandro Carmelo Ruffinoni, C.S. (80)
(2011.07.06 – 2019.06.26)

Bishop emeritus of Caxias do Sul (Brazil)

Na Igreja ninguém é estrangeiro

Born:1943.08.26 (Piazza Brembana, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1970.03.08
Consecrated Bishop:2006.03.17

Titular Bishop of Furnos maior (2006.01.18 – 2010.06.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (2006.01.18 – 2010.06.16)

Coadjutor Bishop of Caxias do Sul (Brazil) (2010.06.16 – 2011.07.06)

Bishop of Caxias do Sul (Brazil) (2011.07.06 – 2019.06.26)

Bishop Nei Paulo Moretto
(1983.05.26 – 2011.07.06)

Tudo é Graça

Born:1936.05.25 (Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1961.07.02
Consecrated Bishop:1973.01.28
Died:2023.04.06 (Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil † 86)

Priest of Caxias do Sul (Brazil) (1961.07.02 – 1972.11.16)

Bishop of Cruz Alta (Brazil) (1972.11.16 – 1976.01.21)

Titular Bishop of Thubursicum (1976.01.21 – 1983.05.26)

Coadjutor Bishop of Caxias do Sul (Brazil) (1976.01.21 – 1983.05.26)

Bishop of Caxias do Sul (Brazil) (1983.05.26 – 2011.07.06)

Bishop Benedito Zorzi
(1966.10.19 – 1983.05.26)

Ut benedictionem possideatis

Born:1908.05.27 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1933.11.30
Consecrated Bishop:1946.11.30
Died:1988.12.02 († 80)

Bishop of Ilhéus (Brazil) (1946.08.03 – 1952.06.24)

Bishop of Caxias (Brazil) (1952.06.24 – 1966.10.19)

Bishop of Caxias do Sul (Brazil) (1966.10.19 – 1983.05.26)

Bishops of Caxias (Roman Rite)

Bishop Benedito Zorzi
(1952.06.24 – 1966.10.19)

(see above)

Bishop José Baréa
(1935.09.23 – 1951.11.19)

A nossa vitória é a fé

Born:1893.01.19 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1918.04.02
Consecrated Bishop:1936.01.19
Died:1951.11.19 († 58)

Bishop of Caxias (Brazil) (1935.09.23 – 1951.11.19)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (74)

Montenegro (↙), Passo Fundo (↖), Vacaria (↑), Criciúma (→), Osório (↘), Novo Hamburgo (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 11,892 km²

Population: 910,000 Catholics (90.0% of 1,011,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 73 parishes, 862 missions

Personnel: 141 priests (87 diocesan, 54 religious), 2 deacons, 409 religious (93 brothers, 316 sisters), 9 seminarians

Population

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Priests

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