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Roman Catholic Diocese of Uruguaiana

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Country  Brazil
Pope  Francis
Rite  Latin Rite
Area  38,795 km²
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2010) 467,000 348,000 (74.5%)
Established  15 August 1910 (106 years ago)
Cathedral  Catedral Senhora Sant’Ana
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Maria

The Diocese of Uruguaiana (Latin: Dioecesis Uruguaianensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Brazil. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Santa Maria

It was created in 1910 from the diocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande, which became the Archdiocese of Porto Alegre. The cathedral is dedicated to St. Anne.

Past and present ordinaries

  • Hermeto José Pinheiro : 12 May 1911 (appointed) - 3 November 1941 (died)
  • Jose Newton de Almeida Baptista : 10 June 1944 (appointed) - 5 January 1954 (appointed Archbishop of Diamantina)
  • Luiz Felipe de Nadal : (9 May 1955 appointed - 1 July 1963 (died)
  • Augusto Petró : 12 March 1964 (appointed) - 5 July 1995 (retired)
  • Pedro Ercílio Simon : 5 July 1995 (appointed) - 16 September 1998 (Appointed, Coadjutor Bishop of Passo Fundo)
  • Ângelo Domingos Salvador, O.F.M. Cap. : 26 May 1999 (appointed - 27 June 2007 (retired)
  • Aloísio Alberto Dilli, O.F.M. : 27 June 2007 (appointed)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Uruguaiana Wikipedia


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