Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Diamantina


Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Diamantina
Archdiocese of Diamantina
Archidioecesis Adamantinus
Location
Country Brazil
Statistics
Area 45,171 km2 (17,441 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
488,000
431,748 (88.5%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Catedral Metropolitana Santo Antônio da Sé
Current leadership
Bishop João Bosco Oliver de Faria

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Diamantina (Latin: Archidioecesis Adamantinus) is an archdiocese located in the city of in Brazil.

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History

  • June 6, 1854: Established as Diocese of Diamantina from the Diocese of Mariana
  • June 28, 1917: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Diamantina

Special churches

  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Basílica Sagrado Coração de Jesus, Diamantina
    • Basílica São Geraldo Majela, Curvelo

Leadership

  • Archbishops of Diamantina (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop João Bosco Oliver de Faria (2007.05.30 – present)
    • Archbishop Paulo Lopes de Faria (1997.05.14 – 2007.05.30)
    • Archbishop Geraldo Majela Reis (1981.02.03 – 1997.05.14)
    • Archbishop Geraldo de Proença Sigaud, S.V.D. (1960.12.20 – 1980.09.10)
    • Archbishop José Newton de Almeida Baptista (1954.01.05 – 1960.03.12)
    • Archbishop Serafim Gomes Jardim da Silva (1934.05.26 – 1953.10.28)
    • Archbishop Joaquim Silvério de Souza (1917.06.28 – 1933.08.30)
  • Bishops of Diamantina (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Joaquim Silvério de Souza (later Archbishop) (1910.01.25 – 1917.06.28)
    • Bishop Joaquim Silvério de Souza (later Archbishop) (1905.05.05 – 1909.01.29)
    • Bishop João Antônio dos Santos (1863.09.28 – 1905.05.17)

Suffragan dioceses

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