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The Roman Catholic Diocese of São José dos Pinhais (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Iosephi Pinealensis) is a Latin rite diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Curitiba in southern Brazil.

Its see is Catedral de São José, dedicated to Saint Joseph, in the city of São José dos Pinhais in Paraná state.

Statistics

As per 2015, it pastorally served 667,752 Catholics (79.9% of 835,575 total) on 7,186 km² in 38 parishes with 75 priests (34 diocesan, 41 religious), 45 deacons, 190 lay religious (85 brothers, 105 sisters) and 10 seminarians.

History

  • Established on 6 December 2006 as Diocese of São José dos Pinhais, on territory split off from the Archdiocese of Curitiba, which remains its Metropolitan.

Episcopal Ordinaries

(all native Brazilians and Roman Rite)

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