Roman Catholic Diocese of Guarda, Portugal

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Guarda (Latin: Dioecesis Aegitaniensis) is a diocese located in central eastern Portugal, a suffragan in the Ecclesiastical province of the Latin Patriarchate of Lisbon in southern Portugal.

Diocese of Guarda

Dioecesis Aegitaniensis

Diocese da Guarda
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Location
Country Portugal
Ecclesiastical provinceLisbon
MetropolitanPatriarchate of Lisbon
Statistics
Area6,758 km2 (2,609 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2006)
260,700
250,700 (96.2%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralGuarda Cathedral
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopManuel da Rocha Felício
Metropolitan ArchbishopManuel III
Map
Dioceses de Portugal.PNG
Website
Website of the Diocese

The present episcopal seat is in Guarda Cathedral (Portuguese: Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Consolação) in the city of Guarda. The diocese also contains the Church of São Luís in Pinhel, once the cathedral of the former diocese of Pinhel, absorbed into the diocese of Guarda in 1881.[1]

StatisticsEdit

As per 2014, it pastorally served 253,300 Catholics (96.0% of 263,900 total) on 6,759 km² in 361 parishes and 3 missions with 140 priests (126 diocesan, 14 religious), 17 deacons, 133 lay religious (26 brothers, 107 sisters) and 5 seminarians.

HistoryEdit

Episcopal ordinariesEdit

(all Roman rite) [2]

Suffragan Bishops of Guarda
BIOs TO ELABORATE

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Coordinates: 40°32′18″N 7°16′10″W / 40.5384°N 7.2694°W / 40.5384; -7.2694