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Diocese of

Cruz Alta

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 16,790 km²

Population: 330,000 Catholics (80.5% of 410,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Santa Maria

Neighbouring Dioceses: Santo Ângelo (←), Frederico Westphalen (↑), Passo Fundo (↗), Santa Cruz do Sul (↘), Cachoeira do Sul (↘), Santa Maria (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 32 parishes, 519 missions, 29 priests (28 diocesan, 1 religious), 73 lay religious (17 brothers, 56 sisters), 5 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches

Santo Ângelo (←), Frederico Westphalen (↑), Passo Fundo (↗), Santa Cruz do Sul (↘), Cachoeira do Sul (↘), Santa Maria (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.12.17 – ...):Bishop Adelar Baruffi (49)Bishop Adelar Baruffi (49)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Cruz Alta (Roman Rite)

Bishop Adelar Baruffi (49)Bishop Adelar Baruffi (49)Permalink
(2014.12.17 – ...)

Bishop of Cruz Alta (Brazil)

Servo de Jesus Cristo

Born:1969.10.19 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1995.01.12
Consecrated Bishop:2015.03.07

Bishop of Cruz Alta (Brazil) (2014.12.17 – ...)

Archbishop Hélio Adelar Rubert (73)Archbishop Hélio Adelar Rubert (73)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2014.06.11 – 2014.12.17)

Bishop Frederico Heimler, S.D.B.Permalink
(2002.05.08 – 2014.06.11)

O Espírito do Senhor está sobre mim, porque me ungiu para evangelizar os pobres

Born:1942.02.17 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1970.07.12
Consecrated Bishop:1999.01.31
Died:2018.11.07 († 76)

Coadjutor Bishop of Umuarama (Brazil) (1998.12.09 – 2002.05.08)

Bishop of Cruz Alta (Brazil) (2002.05.08 – 2014.06.11)

Bishop Jacó Roberto Hilgert (92)Bishop Jacó Roberto Hilgert (92)Permalink
(1976.07.19 – 2002.05.08)

Bishop emeritus of Cruz Alta (Brazil)

Ecce Mater tua

Born:1926.01.27 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1952.11.30
Consecrated Bishop:1976.09.26

Bishop of Cruz Alta (Brazil) (1976.07.19 – 2002.05.08)

Bishop Nei Paulo Moretto (82)Bishop Nei Paulo Moretto (82)Permalink
(1972.11.16 – 1976.01.21)

Bishop emeritus of Caxias do Sul (Brazil)

Tudo é Graça

Born:1936.05.25 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1961.07.02
Consecrated Bishop:1973.01.28

Bishop of Cruz Alta (Brazil) (1972.11.16 – 1976.01.21)

Titular Bishop of Thubursicum (1976.01.21 – 1983.05.26)

Coadjutor Bishop of Caxias do Sul (Brazil) (1976.01.21 – 1983.05.26)

Bishop of Caxias do Sul (Brazil) (1983.05.26 – 2011.07.06)

Bishop Walmor Battú WichrowskiPermalink
(1971.05.27 – 1972.11.16)

Born:1920.10.27 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1945.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1958.05.25
Died:2001.10.31 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Sanavus (1958.02.14 – 1960.04.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santos (Brazil) (1958.02.14 – 1960.04.23)

Bishop of Nova Iguaçu (Brazil) (1960.04.23 – 1961.05.31)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Maria (Brazil) (1961.05.31 – 1965)

Titular Bishop of Phelbes (1961.05.31 – 1971.05.27)

Bishop of Cruz Alta (Brazil) (1971.05.27 – 1972.11.16)

Titular Bishop of Phelbes (1972.11.16 – 2001.10.31)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.17

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