Roman Catholic Diocese of São Tomé and Príncipe

Diocese of São Tomé e Príncipe
Dioecesis Sancti Thomae in Insula
Location
Country São Tomé and Príncipe
Metropolitan Immediately subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Area 1,001 km2 (386 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
138,000
121,931 (88.4%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Bishop Manuel António Mendes dos Santos

The Roman Catholic Diocese of São Tomé and Príncipe (Latin: Sancti Thomae in Insula) is a diocese, immediately subject to the Holy See, with its seat in the city of São Tomé in São Tomé and Príncipe.

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History

  • November 3, 1534: Established as Diocese of Tomé from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Funchal in Portugal
  • 1924: Renamed as Diocese of São Tomé
  • 1957: Renamed as Diocese of São Tomé and Príncipe

Special churches

The cathedral is Sé Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Graça (Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace) in São Tomé.

Leadership

  • Bishops of São Tomé and Príncipe (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Manuel António Mendes dos Santos, C.M.F. (since 2006.12.01)
    • Bishop Abílio Rodas de Sousa Ribas, C.S.Sp. (1984.12.03 – 2006.12.01)
    • Archbishop Moisés Alves de Pinho, C.S.Sp. (1941.01.18 – 1966.11.17)
  • Bishops of Tomé (Roman rite)
    • Bishop António José de Souza Barroso (1897.09.15 – 1899.05.20)
    • Bishop Bartholomeu de Martyribus Maya, O.C.D. (1816.03.08 – 1819.11.10)
    • Bishop Custodio d’Almeida, O.A.D. (1805.06.26 – 1812.03.23)
    • Bishop Cayetano Velozo, O.F.M. (1802.05.24 – 1803.09)
    • Bishop Vicente do Espirito Santo, O.A.D. (1779.03.01 – 1782.12.17)
    • Bishop Timóteo do Sacramento, O.S.P. (1693.01.02 – 1696.12.17)

Source

Coordinates: 0°20′26″N 6°44′05″E / 0.3406°N 6.7346°E / 0.3406; 6.7346