Diocese of

Lorena

Brazil Brazil

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Lorena / Lorenen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Aparecida

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: January 1 (1890)

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.01.13 – ...):Bishop Joaquim Wladimir Lopes Dias (66)Bishop Joaquim Wladimir Lopes Dias (66)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Lorena (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joaquim Wladimir Lopes Dias (66)Bishop Joaquim Wladimir Lopes Dias (66)
(2021.01.13 – ...)

Bishop of Lorena (Brazil)

Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum

Born:1957.10.23 (Cafelândia, SP, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1997.12.12
Consecrated Bishop:2012.03.04

Priest of Jundiaí (Brazil) (1997.12.12 – 2011.12.21)

Titular Bishop of Sita (2011.12.21 – 2015.03.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Vitória (Brazil) (2011.12.21 – 2015.03.04)

Apostolic Administrator of Colatina (Brazil) (2014.05.14 – 2015.03.04)

Bishop of Colatina (Brazil) (2015.03.04 – 2021.01.13)

Bishop of Lorena (Brazil) (2021.01.13 – ...)

Archbishop João Inácio Müller, O.F.M. (63)Bishop João Inácio Müller, O.F.M. (63) (later Archbishop)
(2013.09.25 – 2019.05.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Campinas (Brazil)

Amor Dei glória

Born:1960.06.15 (Santa Clara do Sol, RS, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1988.12.03
Consecrated Bishop:2013.12.14

Bishop of Lorena (Brazil) (2013.09.25 – 2019.05.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Campinas (Brazil) (2019.05.15 – ...)

Bishop Benedito Beni dos Santos (87)Bishop Benedito Beni dos Santos (87)
(2006.04.26 – 2013.09.25)

Bishop emeritus of Lorena (Brazil)

Sub tuum præsidium

Born:1937.01.15 (Lagoinha, SP, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1962.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:2002.02.09

Priest of Taubaté (Brazil) (1962.12.22 – 2001.11.28)

Titular Bishop of Nasai (2001.11.28 – 2006.04.26)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (2001.11.28 – 2006.04.26)

Bishop of Lorena (Brazil) (2006.04.26 – 2013.09.25)

Archbishop Eduardo Benes de Sales Rodrigues (82)Bishop Eduardo Benes de Sales Rodrigues (82) (later Archbishop)
(2001.01.10 – 2005.05.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Sorocaba (Brazil)

Mitis et Humilis Corde

Born:1941.06.25 (Bias Fortes, MG, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1964.12.13
Consecrated Bishop:1998.06.21

Priest of Juiz de Fora (Brazil) (1964.12.13 – 1998.03.11)

Titular Bishop of Casæ medianæ (1998.03.11 – 2001.01.10)

Auxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1998.03.11 – 2001.01.10)

Bishop of Lorena (Brazil) (2001.01.10 – 2005.05.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Sorocaba (Brazil) (2005.05.04 – 2016.12.28)

Apostolic Administrator of Catanduva (Brazil) (2018.10.10 – 2019.07.10)

Bishop João Hipólito de Morais
(1977.07.11 – 2001.01.10)

In manus tuas

Born:1924.08.13 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1951.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1977.09.25
Died:2004.11.07 († 80)

Bishop of Lorena (Brazil) (1977.07.11 – 2001.01.10)

Bishop Antônio Afonso de Miranda, S.D.N.
(1971.11.03 – 1977.07.11)

De uno pane

Born:1920.04.14 (Cipotânea, MG, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1945.11.01
Consecrated Bishop:1971.12.27
Died:2021.10.11 (Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil † 101)

Bishop of Lorena (Brazil) (1971.11.03 – 1977.07.11)

Coadjutor Bishop of Campanha (Brazil) (1977.07.11 – 1981.08.06)

Bishop of Taubaté (Brazil) (1981.08.06 – 1996.05.22)

Cardinal Carlos Carmelo de Vasconcelos Motta
(Apostolic Administrator 1970 – 1971.11.03)

Bishop Cândido Rubens Padín, O.S.B.
(1966.01.03 – 1970.04.27)

Veritas in caritate

Born:1915.09.05 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1946.09.15
Consecrated Bishop:1962.08.05
Died:2008.01.25 († 92)

Titular Bishop of Tremithus (1962.06.25 – 1966.01.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (1962.06.25 – 1966.01.03)

Bishop of Lorena (Brazil) (1966.01.03 – 1970.04.27)

Bishop of Bauru (Brazil) (1970.04.27 – 1990.09.04)

Bishop José Melhado Campos
(1960.05.29 – 1965.02.22)

Cum matre Jesu

Born:1909.11.29 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1934.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1960.07.17
Died:1996.09.21 († 86)

Bishop of Lorena (Brazil) (1960.05.29 – 1965.02.22)

Titular Bishop of Hospita (1965.02.22 – 1973.01.08)

Coadjutor Bishop of Sorocaba (Brazil) (1965.02.22 – 1973.01.08)

Bishop of Sorocaba (Brazil) (1973.01.08 – 1981.03.20)

Bishop Luís Gonzaga Peluso
(1946.06.13 – 1959.07.25)

Ipse firmitas mea

Born:1907.07.08 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1931.10.25
Consecrated Bishop:1946.08.18
Died:1993.11.07 († 86)

Bishop of Lorena (Brazil) (1946.06.13 – 1959.07.25)

Bishop of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim (Brazil) (1959.07.25 – 1985.12.03)

Bishop Francisco do Borja Pereira do Amaral
(1940.12.21 – 1944.10.03)

Gloria Dei pax hominibus

Born:1898.10.10 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1922.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1941.02.16
Died:1989.05.01 († 90)

Bishop of Lorena (Brazil) (1940.12.21 – 1944.10.03)

Bishop of Taubaté (Brazil) (1944.10.03 – 1976.05.05)

Special Churches

Churches by City (35)

Aparecida (←), Pouso Alegre (↖), Campanha (↑), Barra do Piraí–Volta Redonda (→), Itaguaí (→)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 3,124 km²

Population: 206,277 Catholics (67.7% of 304,682 total)

Pastoral Centres: 30 parishes, 4 missions

Personnel: 81 priests (62 diocesan, 19 religious), 30 deacons, 123 religious (87 brothers, 36 sisters), 47 seminarians

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