Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Paulo

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Archdiocese of São Paulo
Archidioecesis Sancti Pauli in Brasilia
Catedral Metropolitana de Sao Paulo 3 Brasil.jpg
Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Paul
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province São Paulo
Area 1,645 km2 (635 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
5,484,000 (73%)
Rite Latin Rite
Established 6 December 1745 (268 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora da Assunção e São Paulo
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Odilo Scherer
Auxiliary Bishops Tarcísio Scaramussa, S.D.B.
Milton Kenan Júnior
Edmar Peron
Júlio Endi Akamine, S.A.C.
Sérgio de Deus Borges
José Roberto Fortes Palau
Carlos Lema Garcia
Emeritus Bishops Paulo Evaristo Arns, O.F.M.

The Archdiocese of São Paulo (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Pauli in Brasilia) is a major see in the Roman Catholic Church in Brazil. The Diocese of São Paulo was erected by Pope Benedict XIV on 6 December 1745. It became an Archdiocese on 7 June 1908. The Archdiocese is currently headed by Odilo Scherer since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on 21 March 2007, an appointment that ended almost four decades of Franciscan leadership in the archdiocese: both predecessors, Cardinals Paulo Evaristo Arns and Cláudio Hummes, belonged to that Order.

List of Archbishops of São Paulo[edit]

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Coordinates: 23°33′04″S 46°38′04″W / 23.55111°S 46.63444°W / -23.55111; -46.63444