Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos

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Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos (1837 – 1880) was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Goa.

He was born September 18, 1837 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, a son of Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos Esmeraldo Rolim de Moura and wife Augusta Correia Vasques Salvago de Brito de Olival. On March 6, 1871 he was appointed coadjucator Bishop of Funchal, a diocese in Portugal, and on May 7, 1871 he was ordained as such. On October 27, 1872, he succeeded as Bishop of Funchal, after the death of the previous bishop, Patrício Xavier de Moura. He served as Archbishop of Goa for 9.6 years, from July 23, 1874 to his death on November 28, 1880.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Patrício Xavier de Moura
Bishop of Funchal
Succeeded by
Manuel Agostinho Barreto
Preceded by
João Crisóstomo de Amorim Pessoa
Archbishop of Goa
Succeeded by
António Sebastião Valente