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Roman Catholic Diocese of Governador Valadares

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Sui iuris church  Latin Church
Pope  Francis
Country  Brazil
Rite  Roman Rite
Area  15,023 km²
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2004) 500,000 350,000 (70.0%)
Established  1 February 1956 (61 years ago)
Cathedral  Catedral Santo Antônio de Pádua
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mariana

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Governador Valadares (Latin: Dioecesis Valadarensis) is a diocese located in the city of Governador Valadares in the Ecclesiastical province of Mariana in Brazil.

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History

On 1 February 1956 Pope Pius XII established the Diocese of Governador Valadares from the Diocese of Araçuaí, the Diocese of Caratinga and the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Diamantina.

Leadership

  • Bishops of Governador Valadares (Latin Church)
  • Hermínio Malzone Hugo (1957.01.29 – 1977.12.07)
  • José Goncalves Heleno (1977.12.07 – 2001.04.25)
  • Werner Franz Siebenbrock, S.V.D. (2001.12.19 – 2014.03.06)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Governador Valadares Wikipedia


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