Brazil: Creation of Diocese of Cruz Das Almas
The Holy Father has erected the diocese of Cruz Das Almas, Brazil, with territory taken from the archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia, making it a suffragan of the same archdiocese.
The Holy Father has appointed as first bishop of the diocese of Cruz Das Almas, Brazil, Bishop Antônio Tourinho Neto, currently titular bishop of Satafi and auxiliary of the archdiocese of Olinda and Recife.
Bishop Antônio Tourinho Neto
Bishop Antônio Tourinho Neto was born on January 9, 1964, in Jequié, of the same diocese, in the State of Bahia. He carried out his studies in philosophy at the Catholic University of Salvador