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Diocese of

Floresta

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 15,806 km²

Population: 259,000 Catholics (99.2% of 261,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Olinda e Recife

Neighbouring Dioceses: Salgueiro (↖), Afogados da Ingazeira (↗), Pesqueira (→), Palmeira dos Índios (↘), Paulo Afonso (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora da Saúde

Statistics: 12 parishes, 22 priests (18 diocesan, 4 religious), 24 lay religious (4 brothers, 20 sisters), 5 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.02.21 – ...):Bishop Gabriele Marchesi (65)Bishop Gabriele Marchesi (65)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Floresta (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gabriele Marchesi (65)Bishop Gabriele Marchesi (65)Permalink
(2013.02.21 – ...)

Bishop of Floresta (Brazil)

Ut unum sint

Born:1953.09.16 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1978.07.06
Consecrated Bishop:2013.05.18

Bishop of Floresta (Brazil) (2013.02.21 – ...)

Bishop Adriano Ciocca Vasino (69)Bishop Adriano Ciocca Vasino (69)Permalink
(1999.03.03 – 2012.03.21)

Bishop-Prelate of São Félix (Brazil)

Vim para servir

Born:1949.07.08 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1974.09.08
Consecrated Bishop:1999.05.02

Bishop of Floresta (Brazil) (1999.03.03 – 2012.03.21)

Bishop-Prelate of São Félix (Brazil) (2012.03.21 – ...)

Bishop Czesław Stanula, C.SS.R. (78)Bishop Czesław Stanula, C.SS.R. (78)Permalink
(1989.06.17 – 1997.08.27)

Bishop emeritus of Itabuna (Brazil)

Vox Clamantis in Deserto

Born:1940.03.27 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1964.07.19
Consecrated Bishop:1989.11.05

Bishop of Floresta (Brazil) (1989.06.17 – 1997.08.27)

Bishop of Itabuna (Brazil) (1997.08.27 – 2017.02.01)

Bishop Francisco Xavier Nierhoff, M.S.F.Permalink
(1964.08.04 – 1988.12.12)

Born:1913.03.25 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1940.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:1964.11.29
Died:1994.03.05 († 80)

Bishop of Floresta (Brazil) (1964.08.04 – 1988.12.12)

Bishop José Antônio de Oliveira LopesPermalink
(1915.06.26 – 1918.08.02)

In cruce salus

Born:1868.04.11 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1892.04.16
Consecrated Bishop:1915.11.21
Died:1932.11.24 († 64)

Bishop of Floresta (Brazil) (1915.06.26 – 1918.08.02)

Bishop of Pesqueira (Brazil) (1918.08.02 – 1932.11.24)

Bishop Augusto Álvaro da Silva (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1911.05.12 – 1915.06.25)

Per crucem ad lucem

Born:1876.04.08 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1899.03.05
Consecrated Bishop:1911.10.22
Created Cardinal:1953.01.12
Died:1968.08.14 († 92)

Bishop of Floresta (Brazil) (1911.05.12 – 1915.06.25)

Bishop of Barra (Brazil) (1915.06.25 – 1924.12.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1924.12.17 – 1968.08.14)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Angelo in Pescheria pro hac vice Title (1953.01.15 – 1968.08.14)


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