Roman Catholic Diocese of Vila Real

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Diocese of Vila Real
Dioecesis Vilaregalensis
Diocese de Vila Real
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Location
Country Portugal
Ecclesiastical province Braga
Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Braga
Statistics
Area 4,237 km2 (1,636 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
293,400
289,600 (98.7%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 20 April 1922
Cathedral Cathedral of St Dominic in Vila Real
Patron saint Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Amândio José Tomás
Metropolitan Archbishop Jorge IV
Map
Dioceses de Portugal.PNG
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Portuguese Catholic diocese of Vila Real (Latin: Dioecesis Villaregalensis) has existed since 1022. In that year it was formed from territories in the diocese of Bragança-Miranda, archdiocese of Braga, and diocese of Lamego. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Braga, in the Norte region, with its see at the Cathedral of Vila Real.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page