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Diocese of

Ponta Grossa

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Ponta Grossa / de Ponta Grossa (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Curitiba

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (49)

Guarapuava (←), Apucarana (↖), Londrina (↖), Cornélio Procópio (↑), Jacarezinho (↑), Paranaguá (↗), Curitiba (→), União da Vitória (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2003.07.16 – ...):Bishop Sérgio Arthur Braschi (74)Bishop Sérgio Arthur Braschi (74)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ponta Grossa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Sérgio Arthur Braschi (74)Bishop Sérgio Arthur Braschi (74)
(2003.07.16 – ...)

Bishop of Ponta Grossa (Brazil)

Vita Dulcedo Spes

Born:1948.12.03 (Curitiba, PR, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1973.07.08
Consecrated Bishop:1998.04.14

Titular Bishop of Tipasa in Numidia (1998.02.18 – 2003.07.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of Curitiba (Brazil) (1998.02.18 – 2003.07.16)

Bishop of Ponta Grossa (Brazil) (2003.07.16 – ...)

Cardinal João Bráz de Aviz (75)Bishop João Bráz de Aviz (75) (later Cardinal)
(1998.08.12 – 2002.07.17)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Elena fuori Porta Prenestina pro hac vice Title
Prefect of Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Brasília (Brazil)

Todos sejam um

Born:1947.04.24 (Mafra, SC, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1972.11.26
Consecrated Bishop:1994.05.31
Created Cardinal:2012.02.18

Titular Bishop of Flenucleta (1994.04.06 – 1998.08.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Vitória (Brazil) (1994.04.06 – 1998.08.12)

Bishop of Ponta Grossa (Brazil) (1998.08.12 – 2002.07.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maringá (Brazil) (2002.07.17 – 2004.01.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brasília (Brazil) (2004.01.28 – 2011.01.04)

Prefect of Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life (2011.01.04 – ...)

Cardinal-Deacon of S. Elena fuori Porta Prenestina (2012.02.18 [2012.05.20] – 2022.03.04)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Elena fuori Porta Prenestina pro hac vice Title (2022.03.04 – ...)

Archbishop Murilo Sebastião Ramos Krieger, S.C.I. (79)Bishop Murilo Sebastião Ramos Krieger, S.C.I. (79) (later Archbishop)
(1991.05.08 – 1997.05.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil)

Deus caritas est

Born:1943.09.19 (Brusque, SC, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1969.12.07
Consecrated Bishop:1985.04.28

Titular Bishop of Lysinia (1985.02.16 – 1991.05.08)

Auxiliary Bishop of Florianópolis (Brazil) (1985.02.16 – 1991.05.08)

Bishop of Ponta Grossa (Brazil) (1991.05.08 – 1997.05.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maringá (Brazil) (1997.05.07 – 2002.02.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Florianópolis (Brazil) (2002.02.20 – 2011.01.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (2011.01.12 – 2020.03.11)

Vice-President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (2015.04.20 – 2019.05.06)

Bishop Geraldo Claudio Luiz Micheletto Pellanda, C.P.
(1965.03.20 – 1991.01.02)

Born:1916.09.01 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1939.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1961.02.11
Died:1991.01.02 († 74)

Titular Bishop of Mades (1960.11.09 – 1965.03.20)

Coadjutor Bishop of Ponta Grossa (Brazil) (1960.11.09 – 1965.03.20)

Bishop of Ponta Grossa (Brazil) (1965.03.20 – 1991.01.02)

Bishop Antônio Mazzarotto
(1929.12.16 – 1965.03.20)

Adveniat regnum tuum

Born:1890.09.01 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1914.11.23
Consecrated Bishop:1930.02.23
Died:1980.07.15 († 89)

Bishop of Ponta Grossa (Brazil) (1929.12.16 – 1965.03.20)

Apostolic Administrator of Palmas (Brazil) (1935 – 1936)

Titular Bishop of Octabia (1965.03.20 – 1971.03.16)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 20,986 km²

Population: 667,928 Catholics (83.3% of 801,365 total) (2020)

Statistics: 46 parishes, 645 missions, 120 priests (55 diocesan, 65 religious), 79 deacons, 316 lay religious (131 brothers, 185 sisters), 11 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora Mãe da Divina Graça (September 15)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: July 23 (2009)

History

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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