Roman Catholic Diocese of Coxim

Coordinates: 18°30′22″S 54°45′38″W / 18.5061°S 54.7606°W / -18.5061; -54.7606
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Diocese of Coxim

Dioecesis Coxinensis

Diocese de Coxim
Ecclesiastical provinceCampo Grande
Area45,000 km2 (17,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
92,000 (70.0%)
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established3 January 1978 (46 years ago)
CathedralCatedral São José
Current leadership
BishopOtair Nicoletti
Metropolitan ArchbishopDimas Lara Barbosa
Bishops emeritusAntonino Migliore
Website of the Diocese

The Diocese of Coxim (Latin: Dioecesis Coxinensis) is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in Mato Grosso do Sul state, southwestern inland Brazil. It is a suffragan in the ecclesiastical province of the metropolitan Archdiocese of Campo Grande.

Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral São José, dedicated to Saint Joseph, in the city of Coxim.


Statistics and extent[edit]

As of 2014, it pastorally served 110,000 Catholics (78.0% of 141,000 total) on 45,000 km2 (the municipalities Coxim, Alcinópolis, Camapuã, Costa Rica, Figueirão, Pedro Gomes, Rio Negro, Rio Verde de Mato Grosso, São Gabriel do Oeste and Sonora) in 14 parishes with 17 priests (15 diocesan, 2 religious), 1 deacon, 22 lay religious (4 brothers, 18 sisters) and 8 seminarians.

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

Territorial Prelates of Coxim
Suffragan Bishops of Coxim
  • Antonino Migliore (see above 2002.11.13 – 2022.10.19).
  • Otair Nicoletti (2022.10.19 – ...).

Sources and external links[edit]

18°30′22″S 54°45′38″W / 18.5061°S 54.7606°W / -18.5061; -54.7606