Following synod, Pope restructures Brazilian dioceses
November 07, 2019
CWN Editor's Note: Less than two weeks after the synod fathers stated in their final document that “the majority of dioceses, prelatures and vicariates of the Amazon have large territories,” Pope Francis restructured a Brazilian ecclesiastical province. 24 priests will minister to 250,000 Catholics in 10 parishes in the newly constituted Diocese of Xingu-Altamira, which is the size of Oregon; 10 priests will minister to 130,000 Catholics in five parishes in the Territorial Prelature of Alto Xingu-Tucumã, which is about the size of Alabama. In the newly constituted Diocese of Marabá, which is the size of Maine, 47 priests will minister to 450,000 Catholics in 28 parishes.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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