Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos

Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos (18 September 1837 – 28 November 1880) was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Goa.

Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos
Archbishop of Goa
Bishop of Funchal
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Personal details
Born(1837-09-18)18 September 1837
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Died28 November 1880(1880-11-28) (aged 43)
Goa, Portuguese India (now part of India)
Coat of armsAires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos's coat of arms

He was born September 18, 1837, in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, a son of Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos Esmeraldo Rolim de Moura and wife Augusta Correia Vasques Salvago de Brito de Olival. On March 6, 1871, he was appointed coadjucator Bishop of Funchal, a diocese in Portugal, and on May 7, 1871, he was ordained as such. On October 27, 1872, he succeeded as Bishop of Funchal, after the death of the previous bishop, Patrício Xavier de Moura. He served as Archbishop of Goa for 6 years, from July 23, 1874, to his death on November 28, 1880.[1]

FamilyEdit

D. Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos was the son of Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos Esmeraldo Rolim de Moura and his wife Augusta Correia Vasques Salvago de Brito de Olival, second brother of Agostinho de Ornelas e Vasconcelos Esmeraldo Rolim de Moura e Teive and paternal uncle of his namesake Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, 1st Lord of Dornelas and Caniço. He was baptized in the Cathedral of Funchal.[2]

LifeEdit

He was appointed bishop-coadjutor of Funchal, and was consecrated as titular bishop of Gérasa on 7 May 1871, by the bishop of Funchal, Frei Patrício Xavier de Moura e Brito, O.S.A., at the Convent of Inglesinhos in Lisbon. In 1872, he succeeded as Bishop of Funchal.

Appointed Archbishop of Goa on 23 July 1874, a post he held for six years until his death on 28 November 1880.[2] During his prelacy in Goa, he was a member of the Governing Council of Portuguese India in 1877 and in 1878.

He was co-consignor of the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon D. José Sebastião de Almeida Neto.

In 1882, his first-born brother published his works, which he preceded by a biographical notice (it was this work that gave him entry to the Royal Academy of Sciences of Lisbon).[3]


Styles of
Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos
 
Reference style
Spoken style
Religious styleArchebishop

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goa and Daman, gcatholic.org
  2. ^ "Família Ornelas Vasconcelos". arquivo-abm.madeira.gov.pt (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2022-05-13.
  3. ^ Domingos de Araújo, Afonso; Dique Travassos Valdez, Rui (1988). Livro de Oiro da Nobreza. Vol. III (2nd ed.). Lisbon: J.A. Telles da Sylva. p. 487.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Funchal
1872-1874
Succeeded by
Preceded by Archbishop of Goa
1874-1880
Succeeded by