Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Diamantina

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Diamantina (Latin: Archidioecesis Adamantina) is an archdiocese located in the city of Diamantina, Minas Gerais in Brazil.

Archdiocese of Diamantina

Archidioecesis Adamantina

Arquidiocese de Diamantina
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St. Anthony's Cathedral, Diamantina
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical provinceDiamantina
Statistics
Area45,171 km2 (17,441 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
524,000
459,000 (87.6%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established6 June 1854 (167 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of Saint Anthony in Diamantina
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopDarci José Nicioli
Bishops emeritusPaulo Lopes de Faria
Website
www.arquidiamantina.org.br

HistoryEdit

  • June 6, 1854: Established as Diocese of Diamantina from the Diocese of Mariana
  • June 28, 1917: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Diamantina

Special churchesEdit

  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Basílica Sagrado Coração de Jesus, Diamantina
    • Basílica São Geraldo Majela, Curvelo

BishopsEdit

Ordinaries, in reverse chronological orderEdit

Coadjutor bishopsEdit

Auxiliary bishopsEdit

Other priests of this diocese who became bishopsEdit

Suffragan diocesesEdit

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 18°14′41″S 43°35′50″W / 18.2447°S 43.5973°W / -18.2447; -43.5973