Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santarém, Brazil

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santarém (Latin: Dioecesis Santaremensis) is a Latin Church metropolitan archdiocese in northern Brazil. It was a suffragan diocese in the ecclesiastical province of Belém do Pará until 6 November 2019.[1]

Diocese of Santarém

Archdioecesis Santaremensis

Archdiocese of Santarém
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Cathedral of Santarém
Location
CountryBrazil
Statistics
Area171,906 km2 (66,373 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
447,000
295,936 (66.2%)
Information
RiteRoman Rite
Established6 November 2019 (119 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of The Immaculate Conception in Santarém, Pará
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopIrineu Roman

Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral Nossa Senhora da Conceição, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, in the city of Santarém, Brazil.

HistoryEdit

StatisticsEdit

As per 2014, it pastorally served 316,500 Catholics (70.2% of 451,000 total) on 171,906 km² in 22 parishes with 53 priests (26 diocesan, 27 religious), 90 lay religious (39 brothers, 51 sisters) and 19 seminarians.

Episcopal ordinariesEdit

Territorial Prelates of Santarém
Suffragan Bishops of Santarém
  • Tiago Miguel Ryan, O.F.M. (see above 16 October 1979 – retired 27 November 1985), died 2002
  • Lino Vomboemmel, O.F.M. (27 November 1985 – death 28 February 2007); formerly Titular Bishop of Iunca in Byzacena (1981.05.25 – 1983.06.09), first as Auxiliary Bishop of Santarém (1981.05.25 – 1983.06.09) and then as Coadjutor Bishop of Santarém (1983.06.09 – succession 1985.11.27)
  • Esmeraldo Barreto de Farias (28 February 2007 – 30 November 2011), previously Bishop of Paulo Afonso (Brazil) (2000.03.22 – 2007.02.28); later Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Velho (Brazil) (2011.11.30 – 2015.03.18), then Titular Bishop of Summula (2015.03.18 – ...) as Auxiliary Bishop of São Luís do Maranhão (Brazil) (2015.03.18 – ...)
  • Flávio Giovenale, S.D.B. (19 September 2012 – 19 September 2018), previously Bishop of Abaetetuba (Brazil) (1997.10.08 – 2012.09.19); appointed Bishop of Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre
Archbishops of Santarém

Other affiliated bishopsEdit

Coadjutor bishopsEdit

Auxiliary bishopsEdit

Other priest of this diocese who became bishopEdit

Ecclesiastical provinceEdit

When it was raised to an Archdiocese, it was given three suffragans.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Resignations and Appointments, 06.11.2019" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 6 November 2019. Retrieved 6 November 2019.

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