Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vitória

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Archdiocese of Vitória
Archidioecesis Victoriensis Spiritus Sancti
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Vitória
Statistics
Area 7,234 km2 (2,793 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
2,983,150
1,868,722 (62.6%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 15 November 1895 (118 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora da Vitória
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Luiz Mancilha Vilela, SS.CC.
Auxiliary Bishops Joaquim Wladimir Lopes Dias
Rubens Sevilha, O.C.D.
Emeritus Bishops Silvestre Luís Scandián, S.V.D.
Website
www.aves.org.br

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vitória (Latin: Archidioecesis Victoriensis Spiritus Sancti) is an archdiocese located in the city of Vitória in Brazil.

History[edit]

  • 15 November 1895: Established as Diocese of Espírito Santo from the Diocese of Niterói
  • 16 February 1958: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Vitória

Leadership[edit]

  • Archbishops of Vitória (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Luiz Mancilha Vilela, SS.CC. (2004.04.14 – present)
    • Archbishop Silvestre Luís Scandián, S.V.D. (1984.04.27 – 2004.04.14)
    • Archbishop João Batista da Mota e Albuquerque (1958.05.26 – 1984.04.27)
    • Archbishop João Batista da Mota e Albuquerque (1957.04.29 – 1958.05.26)
  • Bishops of Espírito Santo (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop José Joaquim Gonçalves (1951.12.15 – 1957.03.14)
    • Bishop Luiz Scortegagna (1933.07.28 – 1951.12.01)
    • Bishop Benedito Paulo Alves de Souza (1918.01.28 – 1933.07.28)
    • Bishop Fernando de Souza Monteiro, C.M. (1901.08.21 – 1916.03.23)
    • Bishop João Batista Corrêa Nery (1896.08.29 – 1901.05.18)

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