Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte (Latin: Archidioecesis Bellohorizontinus) is an archdiocese located in the city of Belo Horizonte in Brazil.

Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte

Archidioecesis Bellohorizontinus

Arquidiocese de Belo Horizonte
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Christ the King Cathedral
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical provinceBelo Horizonte
Statistics
Area7,240 km2 (2,800 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
4,748,000
3,324,000 (70%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established11 February 1921 (99 years ago)
CathedralChrist the King Cathedral
Patron saintOur Lady of Piedade
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopDom Walmor Oliveira de Azevedo
Metropolitan ArchbishopWalmor Oliveira de Azevedo
Auxiliary BishopsJoaquim Giovanni Mol Guimarães
Geovane Luis da Silva
Vicente de Paula Ferreira
Bishops emeritusSebastião Roque Rabelo Mendes Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
Website
www.arquidiocesebh.org.br

HistoryEdit

  • February 11, 1921: Established as Diocese of Belo Horizonte from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana.
  • February 1, 1924: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte.

Special churchesEdit

 
Interior of the Belo Horizonte Cathedral (Catedral da Boa Viagem)
 
Igreja de São Francisco de Assis
(Church of Saint Francis of Assisi) in Ouro Prêto

Minor Basilicas:

  • Basílica de São João Maria Vianney.
  • Basílica Nossa Senhora de Lourdes.
  • Basílica Estadual Nossa Senhora da Piedade. (small church)
  • Basílica Estadual das Romarias. (major church)



World Heritage Church: UNESCO World Heritage Site (as part of the Pampulha Modern Ensemble)

LeadershipEdit

Bishops of Belo Horizonte: (Roman rite)

  • Archbishop Antônio dos Santos Cabral (1921.11.21 – 1924.02.01)

Archbishops of Belo Horizonte: (Roman rite)

Other affiliated bishopsEdit

Coadjutor archbishopsEdit

Auxiliary bishopsEdit

Other priests of this diocese who became bishopsEdit

Suffragan diocesesEdit

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 19°53′00″S 43°56′00″W / 19.8833°S 43.9333°W / -19.8833; -43.9333