Diocese of

Foz do Iguaçu

Brazil Brazil

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Foz do Iguaçu / Iguassuen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cascavel

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint John the Baptist (June 24)

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.07.17 – ...):Bishop Sérgio de Deus Borges (58)Bishop Sérgio de Deus Borges (58)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Foz do Iguaçu (Roman Rite)

Bishop Sérgio de Deus Borges (58)Bishop Sérgio de Deus Borges (58)
(2019.07.17 – ...)

Bishop of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil)

In hoc signo vinces

Born:1966.04.04 (Alfredo Wagner, SC, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1993.02.06
Consecrated Bishop:2012.08.18

Priest of Cornélio Procópio (Brazil) (1993.02.06 – 2012.06.27)

Titular Bishop of Gergis (2012.06.27 – 2019.07.17)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (2012.06.27 – 2019.07.17)

Apostolic Administrator of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil) (2018.05.23 – 2019.06.17)

Bishop of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) (2019.07.17 – ...)

Bishop Dirceu Vegini
(2010.10.20 – 2018.09.29)

Comunhão e participação

Born:1952.04.14 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1984.01.21
Consecrated Bishop:2006.06.02
Died:2018.09.29 († 66)

Priest of Apucarana (Brazil) (1984.01.21 – 2006.03.15)

Titular Bishop of Putia in Byzacena (2006.03.15 – 2010.10.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Curitiba (Brazil) (2006.03.15 – 2010.10.20)

Bishop of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) (2010.10.20 – 2018.09.29)

Bishop Laurindo Guizzardi, C.S.
(2002.12.11 – 2010.10.20)

Omnia propter electos

Born:1934.07.07 (Nova Bassano, RS, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1959.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1982.04.18
Died:2021.02.22 (Foz do Iguaçu, PR, Brazil † 86)

Coadjutor Bishop of Bagé (Brazil) (1982.02.04 – 1982.02.12)

Bishop of Bagé (Brazil) (1982.02.12 – 2002.12.11)

Bishop of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) (2002.12.11 – 2010.10.20)

Bishop Olívio Aurélio Fazza, S.V.D.
(1978.05.05 – 2001.11.28)

Em um só espiritu

Born:1925.06.25 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1955.03.05
Consecrated Bishop:1978.08.12
Died:2008.12.25 († 83)

Bishop of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) (1978.05.05 – 2001.11.28)

Prelates of Foz do Iguaçu (Roman Rite)

Bishop Manoel Könner, S.V.D.
(1947.12.13 – 1959.06.20)

Born:1885.08.15 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1910.09.29
Consecrated Bishop:1948.03.19
Died:1968.12.09 († 83)

Apostolic Administrator of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) (1940.02.17 – 1947.12.13)

Bishop-Prelate of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) (1947.12.13 – 1959.06.20)

Titular Bishop of Modra (1947.12.13 – 1968.12.09)

Fr. Manoel Könner, S.V.D. (later Bishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 1940.02.17 – 1947.12.13)

Special Churches

Churches by City (26)

Ciudad del Este (←), Toledo (↑), Cascavel (↗), Palmas–Francisco Beltrão (↘), Puerto Iguazú (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 6,830 km²

Population: 312,750 Catholics (65.8% of 475,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 28 parishes, 2 missions

Personnel: 54 priests (31 diocesan, 23 religious), 12 deacons, 84 religious (31 brothers, 53 sisters), 9 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.06.27

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