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Diocese of

Valença

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 3,996 km²

Population: 230,129 Catholics (59.6% of 385,911 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro

Neighbouring Dioceses: Barra do Piraí–Volta Redonda (↙), Juiz de Fora (↗), Petrópolis (→), Nova Iguaçu (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 26 parishes, 28 priests (20 diocesan, 8 religious), 83 lay religious (12 brothers, 71 sisters), 4 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.02.12 – ...):Bishop Nelson Francelino Ferreira (53)Bishop Nelson Francelino Ferreira (53)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Valença (Roman Rite)

Bishop Nelson Francelino Ferreira (53)Bishop Nelson Francelino Ferreira (53)Permalink
(2014.02.12 – ...)

Bishop of Valença (Brazil)

Sentire cum ecclesia

Born:1965.02.26 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1990.08.04
Consecrated Bishop:2011.02.05

Titular Bishop of Álava (2010.11.24 – 2014.02.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (2010.11.24 – 2014.02.12)

Bishop of Valença (Brazil) (2014.02.12 – ...)

Bishop Elias James Manning, O.F.M. Conv. (80)Bishop Elias James Manning, O.F.M. Conv. (80)Permalink
(1990.03.14 – 2014.02.12)

Bishop emeritus of Valença (Brazil)

Tu summum bonum es

Born:1938.04.14 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1965.10.30
Consecrated Bishop:1990.05.13

Bishop of Valença (Brazil) (1990.03.14 – 2014.02.12)

Bishop Amaury CastanhoPermalink
(1979.11.30 – 1989.05.03)

Fundamentum Christus Jesus

Born:1927.09.19 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1951.10.07
Consecrated Bishop:1976.10.07
Died:2006.05.31 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Balecium (1976.07.19 – 1979.11.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Sorocaba (Brazil) (1976.07.19 – 1979.11.30)

Bishop of Valença (Brazil) (1979.11.30 – 1989.05.03)

Coadjutor Bishop of Jundiaí (Brazil) (1989.05.03 – 1996.10.02)

Bishop of Jundiaí (Brazil) (1996.10.02 – 2004.01.07)

Bishop José Costa CamposPermalink
(1960.12.09 – 1979.03.26)

Born:1918.08.23 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1941.03.29
Consecrated Bishop:1961.02.24
Died:1997.07.10 († 78)

Bishop of Valença (Brazil) (1960.12.09 – 1979.03.26)

Bishop of Divinópolis (Brazil) (1979.03.26 – 1989.02.27)

Bishop Rodolfo das Mercés de Oliveira PenaPermalink
(1942.01.03 – 1960.12.09)

Born:1890.09.24 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1914.04.14
Consecrated Bishop:1935.09.08
Died:1975.01.24 († 84)

Bishop of Barra (Brazil) (1935.06.08 – 1942.01.03)

Bishop of Valença (Brazil) (1942.01.03 – 1960.12.09)

Titular Bishop of Apollonis (1962.02.10 – 1970.12.14)

Bishop René de PontesPermalink
(1938.10.13 – 1940.04.02)

Born:1902.07.28 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1928.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1938.11.30
Died:1940.04.02 († 37)

Bishop of Valença (Brazil) (1938.10.13 – 1940.04.02)

Bishop André Arcoverde de Albuquerque CavalcantiPermalink
(1925.05.01 – 1936.08.08)

Sinite parvulos venire

Born:1878.12.15 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1904.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1925.10.28
Died:1955.06.20 († 76)

Bishop of Valença (Brazil) (1925.05.01 – 1936.08.08)

Bishop of Taubaté (Brazil) (1936.08.08 – 1941.11.08)

Titular Bishop of Limnæ (1941.11.08 – 1955.06.20)


as of 2018.11.07

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