Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte

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Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte
Archidioecesis Bellohorizontinus
Arquidiocese de Belo Horizonte
Boaviagem.JPG
Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of Good Voyage
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Belo Horizonte
Statistics
Area 7,240 km2 (2,800 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
4,748,000
3,324,000 (70%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 11 February 1921 (93 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of Good Voyage in Belo Horizonte
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Walmor Oliveira de Azevedo
Auxiliary Bishops Wilson Luís Angotti Filho
João Justino de Medeiros Silva
Luis Gonzaga Féchio
Joaquim Giovanni Mol Guimarães
Emeritus Bishops Serafim Fernandes de Araújo Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus
Sebastião Roque Rabelo Mendes Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte (Latin: Archidioecesis Bellohorizontinus) is an archdiocese located in the city of Belo Horizonte in Brazil.

History[edit]

  • February 11, 1921: Established as Diocese of Belo Horizonte from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana
  • February 1, 1924: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte

Special churches[edit]

Interior of the Belo Horizonte Cathedral (Catedral da Boa Viagem)
Igreja de São Francisco de Assis
(Church of Saint Francis of Assisi) in Ouro Prêto
  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Basílica de São João Maria Vianney
    • Basílica Nossa Senhora de Lourdes
  • World Heritage Church (Minor)

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Belo Horizonte (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Antônio dos Santos Cabral (1921.11.21 – 1924.02.01)
  • Archbishops of Belo Horizonte (Roman rite)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Source[edit]

Coordinates: 19°53′00″S 43°56′00″W / 19.8833°S 43.9333°W / -19.8833; -43.9333