Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia

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Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia
Archidioecesis Sancti Salvatoris in Brasilia
Salvador-JesuitChurch4-CCBY.jpg
Cathedral
Location
Country Brazil
Statistics
Area 6,241 km2 (2,410 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
3,544,658
2,495,439 (70.4%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 25 February 1551 (463 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Basílica Primacial
do Transfiguração do Senhor
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Murilo Sebastião Ramos Krieger
Auxiliary Bishops Gregório Paixão Neto
Gilson Andrade da Silva
Giovanni Crippa[1]
Emeritus Bishops Geraldo Majella Agnelo
Website
www.arquidiocesesalvador.org.br

The Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Salvatoris in Brasilia) is part of the Roman Catholic Church in Brazil. The Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia also carries the title Primate of Brazil. The archiocese is located in the city of Salvador, Bahia.

Statistics[edit]

Over 70% of the Archiocese is Catholic, while there is over 9,000 Catholics per priest, spread over 109 parishes with the Archdiocese.

History[edit]

  • 25 February 1551: Established as Diocese of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Funchal, Portugal
  • 16 November 1676: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia

Special churches[edit]

  • Minor Basilica & World Heritage Church:
    • Sé Basílica Primacial da Transfiguração do Senhor
    • Basílica Arquiabacial de São Sebastião (first benedictine monastery in the New World)
    • Basílica do Senhor do Bonfim
    • Basílica de Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Praia

List of Bishops and Archbishops of São Salvador da Bahia[edit]

Cardinal Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia Geraldo Majella Agnelo in 2006
Photo: Marcello Casal Jr/ABr

Bishops[edit]

Archbishops[edit]

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 12°59′00″S 38°31′00″W / 12.9833°S 38.5167°W / -12.9833; -38.5167