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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Paulo

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

The Archdiocese of São Paulo (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Pauli in Brasilia) is a Latin Metropolitan Archbishopric of the Roman Catholic Church in Brazil.

Archdiocese of São Paulo

Archidioecesis Sancti Pauli in Brasilia
Catedral Metropolitana de Sao Paulo 3 Brasil.jpg
Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Paul
Location
CountryBrazil
Ecclesiastical provinceSão Paulo
Statistics
Area655 km2 (253 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
6,899,270
4,815,000 (70%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established6 December 1745 (273 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora da Assunção e São Paulo
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopOdilo Scherer
Auxiliary BishopsJosé Benedito Cardoso
Devair Araújo da Fonseca
Sérgio de Deus Borges
José Roberto Fortes Palau
Carlos Lema Garcia
Eduardo Vieira dos Santos
Luis Carlos Dias
Website
www.arquidiocesedesaopaulo.org.br

The Archdiocese is currently headed by Odilo Scherer since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on 21 March 2007, an appointment that ended almost four decades of Franciscan leadership in the archdiocese: both predecessors, Cardinals Paulo Evaristo Arns and Cláudio Hummes, belonged to that Order.

Its cathedral episcopal see, the Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora da Assunção e São Paulo, in the metropolis São Paulo, was dedicated to the Assumption of Mary on September 5, 1964. The city also has three minor basilicas : Basílica de Nossa Senhora da Assunção, Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Carmo (both also Marian) and Basílica do Santíssimo Sacramento (dedicated to the Holly Sacrament).

Contents

HistoryEdit

OrdinariesEdit

Bishops of São PauloEdit

  • Bernardo Rodrigues Nogueira (1745–1748 )
  • Antônio da Madre de Deus Galvão, O.F.M. (1750–1764)
  • Manuel da Ressurreição, O.F.M. (1771–1789)
  • Miguel da Madre de Deus da Cruz, O.F.M. (1791–1795), appointed Archbishop of Braga (Portugal)
  • Mateus de Abreu Pereira (1795–1824)
  • Manuel Joaquim Gonçalves de Andrade (1827–1847)
  • Antônio Joaquim de Melo (1851–1861)
  • Sebastião Pinto do Rego (1861–1868)
  • Lino Deodato Rodrigues de Carvalho (1871–1894)
  • Joaquim Arcoverde de Albuquerque Cavalcanti (1894–1897), appointed Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (elevated to Cardinal in 1905)
  • Antônio Cândido Alvarenga (1898–1903
  • José de Camargo Barros (1903–1906)
  • Leopoldo Duarte e Silva (1906–1908)

Archbishops of São PauloEdit

Coadjutor BishopsEdit

  • Joaquim Arcoverde de Albuquerque Cavalcanti (1892–1894), appointed Bishop of São Paulo

Auxiliary BishopsEdit

  • José Gaspar d'Afonseca e Silva (1935–1939), appointed Archbishop of São Paulo

ProvinceEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Sources and external linksEdit

  •   Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "São Paulo" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  • GCatholic.org with incumbent biography links
  • Catholic Hierarchy

Coordinates: 23°33′04″S 46°38′04″W / 23.55111°S 46.63444°W / -23.55111; -46.63444