Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Belém do Pará

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Belém do Pará (Latin: Archidioecesis Belemensis de Pará) is an archdiocese located in the city of Belém in Brazil.

Archdiocese of Belém do Pará

Archidioecesis Belemensis de Pará

Arquidiocese de Belém do Pará
Belemcatedral.jpg
Belém Cathedral
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical provinceBelém do Pará
Statistics
Area2,082 km2 (804 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2012)
2,125,000
1,544,000 (72.7%)
Parishes73
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established4 March 1720 (301 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of Our Lady of Graces in Belém
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopAlberto Taveira Corrêa
Website
www.arquidiocesedebelem.com.br

HistoryEdit

Special churchesEdit

BishopsEdit

(all Roman Rite)

Episcopal ordinariesEdit

Bishops of Belém do ParáEdit

  1. Bartolomeu do Pilar, OCarm (4 March 1720 – 9 April 1733)
  2. Guilherme de São José Antonio de Aranha (3 September 1738 – 18 May 1748)
  3. Miguel de Bulhões e Souza, OP (18 May 1748 – 24 March 1760)
  4. João de São José de Queiroz da Silveira, OSB (24 March 1760 – 25 November 1763)
  5. João Evangelista Pereira da Silva, TOR (17 June 1771 – 14 May 1782)
  6. Cayetano Da Annunciação Brandão, TOR (16 December 1782 – 29 March 1790), appointed Archbishop of Braga
  7. Manoel de Almeida de Carvalho (21 June 1790 – 30 June 1818)
  8. Romualdo de Souza Coelho (28 August 1820 – 15 February 1841)
  9. José Affonso de Moraes Torres, CM (22 January 1844 – 24 September 1857)
  10. Antônio de Macedo Costa (17 December 1860 – 26 June 1890), appointed Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia
  11. Jerônimo Tomé da Silva (26 June 1890 – 12 September 1893), appointed Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia
  12. Antônio Manoel de Castilho Brandão (7 September 1894 – 5 June 1901), Appointed Bishop of Alagôas
  13. Francisco do Rego Maia (5 June 1901 – 3 April 1906)
  14. José Marcondes Homem de Melo (26 April 1906 – 1 May 1906 see below)

Archbishops of Belém do ParáEdit

  1. José Marcondes Homem de Melo (see above 1 May 1906 – 6 December 1906)
  2. Santino Maria da Silva Coutinho (6 December 1906 – 19 January 1923), appointed Archbishop of Maceió, Alagoas
  3. João Irineu Joffily (27 March 1924 – 1 May 1931)
  4. Antônio de Almeida Lustosa, SDB (10 July 1931 – 19 July 1941), appointed Archbishop of Fortaleza, Ceara
  5. Jaime de Barros Câmara (15 September 1941 – 3 July 1943), appointed Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Cardinal in 1946)
  6. Mário de Miranda Villas-Boas (10 September 1944 – 23 October 1956), appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia
  7. Alberto Gaudêncio Ramos (9 May 1957 – 4 July 1990)
  8. Vicente Joaquim Zico, CM (4 July 1990 – 13 October 2004)
  9. Orani João Tempesta, OCist (13 October 2004 – 19 April 2009), appointed Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Cardinal in 2014)
  10. Alberto Taveira Corrêa (30 December 2009 - )

Coadjutor BishopsEdit

Auxiliary BishopsEdit

Other priest of this diocese who became bishopEdit

Suffragan diocesesEdit

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 1°28′00″S 48°29′00″W / 1.4667°S 48.4833°W / -1.4667; -48.4833