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Diocese of

Paranavaí

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Paranavaí / Paranavaien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Maringá

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Umuarama (↙), Naviraí (←), Presidente Prudente (↗), Maringá (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2018.04.25 – ...):Bishop Mário Spaki (51)Bishop Mário Spaki (51)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Paranavaí (Roman Rite)

Bishop Mário Spaki (51)Bishop Mário Spaki (51)
(2018.04.25 – ...)

Bishop of Paranavaí (Brazil)

Fitando-o o amou

Born:1971.12.14 (Irati, PR, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:2003.08.03
Consecrated Bishop:2018.06.22

Bishop of Paranavaí (Brazil) (2018.04.25 – ...)

Archbishop Geremias Steinmetz (57)Bishop Geremias Steinmetz (57) (later Archbishop)
(2011.01.05 – 2017.06.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Londrina (Brazil)

Cognoverunt eum in fractione panis

Born:1965.02.26 (Sulina, PR, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1991.02.09
Consecrated Bishop:2011.03.25

Bishop of Paranavaí (Brazil) (2011.01.05 – 2017.06.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Londrina (Brazil) (2017.06.14 – ...)

Bishop Sérgio Aparecido Colombo (68)Bishop Sérgio Aparecido Colombo (68)
(2003.12.03 – 2009.09.16)

Bishop of Bragança Paulista (Brazil)

Sicut qui ministrat

Born:1954.08.29 (Cajobi, SP, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1980.08.06
Consecrated Bishop:2002.01.06

Titular Bishop of Pudentiana (2001.10.10 – 2003.12.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Carlos (Brazil) (2001.10.10 – 2003.12.03)

Bishop of Paranavaí (Brazil) (2003.12.03 – 2009.09.16)

Bishop of Bragança Paulista (Brazil) (2009.09.16 – ...)

Bishop Rubens Augusto de Souza Espínola
(1985.10.12 – 2003.12.03)

Quærite Regnum Dei

Born:1928.06.08 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1953.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1981.03.19
Died:2017.12.28 († 89)

Titular Bishop of Bilta (1980.12.20 – 1985.10.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Luís de Montes Belos (Brazil) (1980.12.20 – 1985.10.12)

Bishop of Paranavaí (Brazil) (1985.10.12 – 2003.12.03)

Bishop Benjamin de Souza Gomes
(1968.03.11 – 1985.10.12)

Semen verbum Dei

Born:1911.11.27 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1941.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1968.06.09
Died:1995.11.17 († 83)

Bishop of Paranavaí (Brazil) (1968.03.11 – 1985.10.12)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 8,700 km²

Population: 241,270 Catholics (85.6% of 281,900 total) (2020)

Statistics: 34 parishes, 1 mission, 43 priests (33 diocesan, 10 religious), 74 lay religious (23 brothers, 51 sisters), 13 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora Mãe da Igreja (August 15)

History

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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