Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Curitiba

There is also a Diocese of Curitiba (and a Bishop of Curitiba) in the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Curitiba (Latin: Archidioecesis Curitibensis) is a Latin rite Metropolitan archdiocese in Paraná, southern Brazil.

Archdiocese of Curitiba

Archidioecesis Curitibensis

Arquidiocese de Curitiba
Metropolitan Cathedral 2 Curitiba Brasil.jpg
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Light of Pinhais
Coat of arms of the Archdiocese of Curitiba
Coat of arms
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical provinceCuritiba
Statistics
Area5,528 km2 (2,134 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2006)
2,262,347
1,480,046 (65.4%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established27 April 1892 (129 years ago)
CathedralCathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Light in Curitiba
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopJosé Antônio Peruzzo
Bishops emeritusPedro Antônio Marchetti Fedalto Archbishop Emeritus
Website
arquidiocesedecuritiba.org.br/mitranovo/

Its cathedral archiepiscopal see is a Minor Basilica: Catedral Metropolitana Basílica Nossa Senhora da Luz dos Pinhais, dedicated to Our Lady of the Candles, in Curitiba.

HistoryEdit

StatisticsEdit

As per 2014, it pastorally served 1,835,000 Catholics (71.6% of 2,562,464 total) on 5,751 km² in 135 parishes and 572 missions with 407 priests (100 diocesan, 307 religious), 70 deacons, 1,527 lay religious (614 brothers, 913 sisters) and 33 seminarians.

Ecclesiastical provinceEdit

The Metropolitan has the following suffragan sees :

Episcopal ordinaries, along with auxiliary bishopsEdit

(all Roman rite)

Under each Ordinary is listed the auxiliary bishops whose tenure as such began during the tenure of such Ordinary.

Suffragan Bishops of Curitiba
Metropolitan Archbishops of Curitiba
BIOs TO ELABORATE
  • Manoel da Silveira d’Elboux (1950.08.19 – 1970.02.06)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Inácio Krause (葛樂才), C.M. (1950 – 1963)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Gabriel Paulino Bueno Couto, O. Carm. (1954 – 1955), appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Taubaté, Sao Paulo
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Jerônimo Mazzarotto (1957.04.29 – 1970.05.08)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Pedro Antônio Marchetti Fedalto (1966.05.30 – 1970.12.28), appointed Archbishop here
  • Pedro Antônio Marchetti Fedalto (1970.12.28 – 2004.05.19)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Albano Bortoletto Cavallin (later Archbishop) (1973.06.14 – 1986.10.24), appointed Bishop of Guarapuava, Parana
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Domingos Gabriel Wisniewski, C.M. (1975.06.27 – 1979.04.19), appointed Bishop of Cornélio Procópio, Parana
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Ladislau Biernaski, C.M. (1979.04.19 – 2006.12.06), appointed Bishop of São José dos Pinhais, Parana
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Sérgio Arthur Braschi (1998.02.18 – 2003.07.16), appointed Bishop of Ponta Grossa, Parana
  • Moacyr José Vitti, Stigmatines (C.S.S.) (2004.05.19 – 2014.06.26)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Dirceu Vegini (2006.03.15 – 2010.10.20), appointed Bishop of Foz do Iguaçu, Parana
    • Auxiliary Bishop: João Carlos Seneme, C.S.S. (2007.10.17 – 2013.06.26), appointed Bishop of Toledo, Parana
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Rafael Biernaski (2010.02.10 – 2015.06.24), appointed Bishop of Blumenau, Santa Catarina
    • Auxiliary Bishop: José Mário Scalon Angonese (2013.02.20 – 2017.05.31), appointed Bishop of Uruguaiana, Rio Grande do Sul
  • José Antônio Peruzzo (2015.01.07 – ...), previously Bishop of Palmas–Francisco Beltrão (Brazil) (2005.08.24 – 2015.01.07)
    • Auxiliary Bishop : Francisco Cota de Oliveira (2017.06.07 – 2020.06.10), Titular Bishop of Fiorentino (2017.06.07 – 2020.06.10), appointed Bishop of Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Amilton Manoel da Silva, C.P. (2017.06.07 – 2020.05.06), Titular Bishop of Tusuros (2017.06.07 – 2020.05.06), appointed Bishop of Guarapuava

See alsoEdit

Sources and external linksEdit

Coordinates: 25°28′07″S 49°15′20″W / 25.46861°S 49.25556°W / -25.46861; -49.25556