Diocese of Minas

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Diocese of Minas
Map of the Diocese of Minas
Basic data
Country Uruguay
Ecclesiastical province Montevideo
Metropolitan bishopric Archdiocese of Montevideo
Diocesan bishop canceled
Emeritus diocesan bishop Jaime Rafael Fuentes Martín
founding June 25, 1960
surface 17,776 km²
Parishes 10 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Residents 69,985 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics 54,500 (2016 / AP 2017 )
proportion of 77.9%
Diocesan priest 11 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious priest 3 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics per priest 3,893
Permanent deacons 4 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Friars 1 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious sisters 3 (2016 / AP 2017 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language Spanish
cathedral Cathedral of Minas

The Diocese of Minas ( Latin Dioecesis Fodinensis , Spanish Diócesis de Minas ) was a Roman Catholic diocese in Uruguay with its seat in Minas .


The current diocese of Minas emerged from the territory of the diocese of Melo. The diocese was founded on June 25, 1960. On January 10, 1966, the present-day diocese of Maldonado-Punta del Este emerged from a part of the diocese territory of Minas.

According to statistics, there are around 50,000 Roman Catholic Christians living in the Diocese of Minas . They are cared for pastorally in ten parishes by thirteen diocesan priests , a priest and a deacon in the permanent diaconate . In addition, 22 nuns and five friars help care for the Roman Catholic Christians in the Diocese of Minas . As a suffragan , the Diocese of Minas is under canon law of the Archdiocese of Montevideo .

Francisco Domingo Barbosa Da Silveira , who has been in office since 2004, asked the Holy See to resign at the end of June 2009 after reports surfaced in the media that some priests of the diocese had accused the bishop of "homosexual activities". Pope Benedict XVI accepted his resignation on July 1, 2009.

On March 2, 2020, Pope Francis united the Diocese of Minas with the Diocese of Maldonado-Punta del Este to form the Diocese of Maldonado-Punta del Este-Minas .


See also

Web links

Commons : Diocese of Minas  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Uruguay: Bishop is accused of homosexual acts on kath.net from July 1, 2009, accessed on July 2, 2017
  2. Mergers delle Diocesi di Minas e Maldonado-Punta del Este (Uruguay) e nomina del Vescovo della nuova circoscrizione. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office , March 2, 2020, accessed March 2, 2020 (Italian).
  3. according to the website of the Uruguayan Bishops' Conference deviating from this: from 1985 to 2001
  4. according to the website of the Uruguayan Bishops' Conference deviating from this: since November 28, 2010