Roman Catholic Diocese of Aveiro

The Portuguese Roman Catholic Diocese of Aveiro (Latin: Dioecesis Aveirensis) has existed since 1938. In that year it was formed as territories taken from the historical diocese of Coimbra, diocese of Porto and diocese of Viseu were combined. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Braga.[1] In 2012, it had 274,400 baptized over 314,800 inhabitants.

Diocese of Aveiro

Dioecesis Aveirensis

Diocese de Aveiro
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Country Portugal
Ecclesiastical provinceBraga
MetropolitanArchdiocese of Braga
Area1,537 km2 (593 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
274,400 (87.2%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established24 August 1938
CathedralCathedral of St Dominic in Aveiro
Current leadership
BishopAntónio Manuel Moiteiro Ramos
Metropolitan ArchbishopJorge IV
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Website of the Diocese

Its see at Aveiro is also the capital of the district of Aveiro. The bishop is António Francisco dos Santos, appointed in 2006.[2]

List of Bishops of AveiroEdit

  1. António Freire Gameiro de Sousa (1774–1799)
  2. António José Cordeiro (1801–1813)
  3. Manuel Pacheco de Resende (1815–1837)
  4. António de Santo Ilídio da Fonseca e Silva (1840
  5. António Mendes Bello (1881), Diocesan administrator
  6. João Evangelista de Lima Vidal (1940–1958)
  7. Domingos da Apresentação Fernandes (1958–1962)
  8. Manuel de Almeida Trindade (1962–1988)
  9. António Baltasar Marcelino (January 20, 1988 – September 21, 2006)
  10. António Francisco dos Santos (September 21, 2006 – February 21, 2014)
  11. António Manuel Moiterio Ramos (July 4, 2014- )


The territory covers 1,537 km² and is divided into 101 parishes, grouped into 10 archipresbiterati, corresponding to the 10 municipalities of the district.


Coordinates: 40°38′23″N 8°39′01″W / 40.6397°N 8.6504°W / 40.6397; -8.6504