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Diocese of

Blumenau

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Blumenau / Florumpraten(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Florianópolis

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Rio do Sul (↙), Joinville (↑), Florianópolis (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2015.06.24 – ...):Bishop Rafael Biernaski (67)Bishop Rafael Biernaski (67)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Blumenau (Roman Rite)

Bishop Rafael Biernaski (67)Bishop Rafael Biernaski (67)
(2015.06.24 – ...)

Bishop of Blumenau (Brazil)

Evangelizare misit me

Born:1955.11.01 (Curitiba, PR, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1981.12.13
Consecrated Bishop:2010.04.15

Titular Bishop of Ruspæ (2010.02.10 – 2015.06.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Curitiba (Brazil) (2010.02.10 – 2015.06.24)

Bishop of Blumenau (Brazil) (2015.06.24 – ...)

Bishop João Francisco Salm (70)Bishop João Francisco Salm (70)
(Apostolic Administrator 2015.01.25 – 2015.06.24)

Bishop José Negri, P.I.M.E. (63)Bishop José Negri (Giuseppe), P.I.M.E. (63)
(2009.02.18 – 2014.10.29)

Bishop of Santo Amaro (Brazil)

Basta-te a minha graça

Born:1959.09.19 (Milano, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1986.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:2006.03.05

Titular Bishop of Puppi (2005.12.14 – 2009.02.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Florianópolis (Brazil) (2005.12.14 – 2009.02.18)

Bishop of Blumenau (Brazil) (2009.02.18 – 2014.10.29)

Coadjutor Bishop of Santo Amaro (Brazil) (2014.10.29 – 2015.12.02)

Bishop of Santo Amaro (Brazil) (2015.12.02 – ...)

Bishop Angélico Sândalo Bernardino (90)Bishop Angélico Sândalo Bernardino (90)
(2000.04.19 – 2009.02.18)

Bishop emeritus of Blumenau (Brazil)

Deus é Amor

Born:1933.01.19 (Saltinho de Piracicaba, SP, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1959.07.12
Consecrated Bishop:1975.01.25

Titular Bishop of Tambeæ (1974.12.12 – 2000.04.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1974.12.12 – 2000.04.19)

Bishop of Blumenau (Brazil) (2000.04.19 – 2009.02.18)

Contact Info

Websites:

Statistics

Area: 3,835 km²

Population: 608,156 Catholics (74.1% of 820,215 total) (2020)

Statistics: 41 parishes, 240 missions, 61 priests (47 diocesan, 14 religious), 69 deacons, 57 lay religious (14 brothers, 43 sisters), 5 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Paul of Tarsus (January 25)

History

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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