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Diocese of

São José do Rio Preto

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: São José do Rio Preto / Riopreten(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Ribeirão Preto

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (71)

Araçatuba (↙), Votuporanga (←), Uberaba (↗), Barretos (→), Catanduva (↘), Lins (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2022.01.19 – ...):Bishop Antônio Emídio Vilar, S.D.B. (64)Bishop Antônio Emídio Vilar, S.D.B. (64)

Ordinaries

Bishops of São José do Rio Preto (Roman Rite)

Bishop Antônio Emídio Vilar, S.D.B. (64)Bishop Antônio Emídio Vilar, S.D.B. (64)Permalink
(2022.01.19 – ...)

Bishop of São José do Rio Preto (Brazil)

A vida pelas ovelhas

Born:1957.11.14 (Guardinha, MG, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1986.08.09
Consecrated Bishop:2008.09.27

Bishop of São Luíz de Cáceres (Brazil) (2008.07.23 – 2016.09.28)

Bishop of São João da Boa Vista (Brazil) (2016.09.28 – 2022.01.19)

Bishop of São José do Rio Preto (Brazil) (2022.01.19 – ...)

Archbishop Moacir Silva (68)Archbishop Moacir Silva (68)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2021.08.18 – 2022.01.19)

Bishop Tomé Ferreira da Silva (61)Bishop Tomé Ferreira da Silva (61)Permalink
(2012.09.26 – 2021.08.18)

Bishop emeritus of São José do Rio Preto (Brazil)

Santidade verdade caridade

Born:1961.05.17 (Cristina, MG, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1987.01.01
Consecrated Bishop:2005.05.13

Titular Bishop of Giufi (2005.03.09 – 2012.09.26)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (2005.03.09 – 2012.09.26)

Bishop of São José do Rio Preto (Brazil) (2012.09.26 – 2021.08.18)

Archbishop Paulo Mendes Peixoto (71)Bishop Paulo Mendes Peixoto (71) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2005.12.07 – 2012.03.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Uberaba (Brazil)

Para o serviço à vida

Born:1951.02.25 (Imbé, RS, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1979.12.07
Consecrated Bishop:2006.02.25

Bishop of São José do Rio Preto (Brazil) (2005.12.07 – 2012.03.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Uberaba (Brazil) (2012.03.07 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Formosa (Brazil) (2018.03.21 – 2019.02.27)

Twitter FeedCardinal Orani João Tempesta, O. Cist. (72)Bishop Orani João Tempesta, O. Cist. (72) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(2002.12.11 – 2004.10.13)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Madre della Provvidenza a Monte Verde
Metropolitan Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Ut omnes unum sint

Born:1950.06.23 (São José do Rio Pardo, SP, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1974.12.07
Consecrated Bishop:1997.04.25
Created Cardinal:2014.02.22

Bishop of Rio Preto (Brazil) (1997.02.26 – 2002.12.11)

Apostolic Administrator of Claraval (Brazil) (1999.03.24 – 2002.12.11)

Bishop of São José do Rio Preto (Brazil) (2002.12.11 – 2004.10.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Belém do Pará (Brazil) (2004.10.13 – 2009.02.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (2009.02.27 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Madre della Provvidenza a Monte Verde (2014.02.22 [2014.04.12] – ...)

Bishops of Rio Preto (Roman Rite)

Twitter FeedCardinal Orani João Tempesta, O. Cist. (72)Bishop Orani João Tempesta, O. Cist. (72) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1997.02.26 – 2002.12.11)

(see above)

Bishop José de Aquino PereiraPermalink
(1968.05.06 – 1997.02.26)

Oportet illum regnare

Born:1920.04.22 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1944.12.03
Consecrated Bishop:1958.04.13
Died:2011.11.17 († 91)

Bishop of Dourados (Brazil) (1958.01.23 – 1960.03.26)

Bishop of Presidente Prudente (Brazil) (1960.03.26 – 1968.05.06)

Bishop of Rio Preto (Brazil) (1968.05.06 – 1997.02.26)

Bishop Lafayette LibânioPermalink
(1930.08.08 – 1966.11.03)

Oportet me evangelizare

Born:1886.10.01 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1909.12.25
Consecrated Bishop:1930.12.27
Died:1979.07.28 († 92)

Bishop of Rio Preto (Brazil) (1930.08.08 – 1966.11.03)

Titular Bishop of Girus Tarasii (1966.11.03 – 1970.12.14)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 7,784 km²

Population: 574,000 Catholics (75.0% of 764,885 total) (2020)

Statistics: 70 parishes, 130 priests (103 diocesan, 27 religious), 17 deacons, 99 lay religious (33 brothers, 66 sisters), 24 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Joseph (March 19), Imaculado Coração de Maria

History

Last updated on 2022.09.23

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