Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Niterói

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Niteroi (Nictheroy) (Latin: Archidioecesis Nictheroyensis) is a Latin rite Metropolitan archdiocese located in the city of Niterói in Rio de Janeiro state, southeast Brazil.

Archdiocese of Niterói

Archidioecesis Nictheroyensis
Catedral de São João.jpg
Cathedral of São João in Niterói
Area4,453 km2 (1,719 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
1,277,516 (61.0%)
RiteLatin Rite
Established27 April 1892 (129 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Metropolitana São João Batista
Current leadership
ArchbishopJosé Rezende Francisco Dias
Bishops emeritusAlano Maria Pena, O.P.

Its cathedral archiepiscopal see is Catedral Metropolitana São João Batista, dedicated to John the Baptist, in Niterói. The city also has a Minor basilica : Basílica Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora, dedicated to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and builds a future Cathedral: Nova Catedral São João Batista Nova Catedral São João Batista.



As per 2014, it pastorally served 1,228,000 Catholics (53.8% of 2,283,000 total) on 4,728 km² in 77 parishes and 6 missions with 147 priests (105 diocesan, 42 religious), 75 deacons, 249 lay religious (50 brothers, 199 sisters) and 74 seminarians.

Ecclesiastical ProvinceEdit

The Metropolitan's Suffragan sees are :

Episcopal ordinaries, with auxiliary bishops listed alongsideEdit

(all Latin Rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Niterói
Metropolitan Archbishops of Niterói

Sources and external linksEdit

Coordinates: 22°53′29″S 43°07′13″W / 22.8915°S 43.1204°W / -22.8915; -43.1204