Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Maria

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Archdiocese of Santa Maria
Archidioecesis Sanctae Mariae
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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Santa Maria
Statistics
Area 18,866 km2 (7,284 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
488,258
382,247 (78.3%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 15 August 1910 (104 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Imaculada Conceição
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Hélio Adelar Rubert
Website
www.diocesesantamaria.org.br

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Maria (Latin: Archdioecesis Sanctae Mariae) is an archdiocese located in the city of Santa Maria. Before being elevated to an archdiocese itself in 2011 it was part of the Ecclesiastical province of Porto Alegre in Brazil.

History[edit]

Special Churches[edit]

  • Minor Basilica
    • Basílica Santuário Nossa Senhora Medianeira

Leadership[edit]

  • Archbishops of Santa Maria (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Hélio Adelar Rubert (2011.04.13 — present)

Suffragan Sees[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 29°41′06″S 53°48′29″W / 29.6849°S 53.8080°W / -29.6849; -53.8080