Diocese of

Franca

Brazil Brazil

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Franca / Francopolitan(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Ribeirão Preto

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Imaculada Conceição (December 8)

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.10.23 – ...):Bishop Paulo Roberto Beloto (66)Bishop Paulo Roberto Beloto (66)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Franca (Roman Rite)

Bishop Paulo Roberto Beloto (66)Bishop Paulo Roberto Beloto (66)
(2013.10.23 – ...)

Bishop of Franca (Brazil)

Evangelii servus

Born:1957.04.09 (Adamantina, SP, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1986.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:2006.02.04

Priest of Marília (Brazil) (1986.06.29 – 2005.11.16)

Bishop of Formosa (Brazil) (2005.11.16 – 2013.10.23)

Bishop of Franca (Brazil) (2013.10.23 – ...)

Bishop Pedro Luiz Stringhini (70)Bishop Pedro Luiz Stringhini (70)
(2009.12.30 – 2012.09.19)

Bishop of Mogi das Cruzes (Brazil)

Em tua palavra

Born:1953.08.17 (Laranjal Paulista, SP, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1980.08.09
Consecrated Bishop:2001.03.10

Priest of São Paulo (Brazil) (1980.08.09 – 2001.01.03)

Titular Bishop of Ita (2001.01.03 – 2009.12.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (2001.01.03 – 2009.12.30)

Bishop of Franca (Brazil) (2009.12.30 – 2012.09.19)

Bishop of Mogi das Cruzes (Brazil) (2012.09.19 – ...)

Bishop Caetano Ferrari, O.F.M. (81)Bishop Caetano Ferrari, O.F.M. (81)
(2006.11.29 – 2009.04.15)

Bishop emeritus of Bauru (Brazil)

Evangelizare omni creaturæ

Born:1942.07.30 (Lins, SP, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1970.12.27
Consecrated Bishop:2002.07.07

Coadjutor Bishop of Franca (Brazil) (2002.04.24 – 2006.11.29)

Bishop of Franca (Brazil) (2006.11.29 – 2009.04.15)

Bishop of Bauru (Brazil) (2009.04.15 – 2018.03.28)

Bishop Diógenes da Silva Matthes
(1971.03.11 – 2006.11.29)

Amados no senhor

Born:1931.10.12 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1957.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1971.06.11
Died:2016.11.20 († 85)

Bishop of Franca (Brazil) (1971.03.11 – 2006.11.29)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (41)

Barretos (←), Uberaba (↑), Guaxupé (↘), Ribeirão Preto (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 6,635 km²

Population: 393,000 Catholics (59.9% of 656,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 45 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 84 priests (65 diocesan, 19 religious), 33 deacons, 91 religious (45 brothers, 46 sisters), 14 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Deacons

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Seminarians

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