Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Curitiba

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Archdiocese of Curitiba
Archidioecesis Curitibensis
Arquidiocese de Curitiba
Metropolitan Cathedral 2 Curitiba Brasil.jpg
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Light of Pinhais
Location
Country  Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Curitiba
Statistics
Area 5,528 km2 (2,134 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
2,262,347
1,480,046 (65.4%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 27 April 1892 (125 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Light in Curitiba
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop José Antônio Peruzzo
Auxiliary Bishops José Mário Angonese
Emeritus Bishops Pedro Antônio Marchetti Fedalto Archbishop Emeritus
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Curitiba (Latin: Archidioecesis Curitibensis) is a Latin rite Metropolitan archdiocese in Paraná, southern Brazil.

Its cathedral archiepiscopal see is a Minor Basilica: Catedral Metropolitana Basílica Nossa Senhora da Luz dos Pinhais, dedicated to Our Lady of the Candles, in Curitiba.

History[edit]

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 1,835,000 Catholics (71.6% of 2,562,464 total) on 5,751 km² in 135 parishes and 572 missions with 407 priests (100 diocesan, 307 religious), 70 deacons, 1,527 lay religious (614 brothers, 913 sisters) and 33 seminarians.

Ecclesiastical province[edit]

The Metropolitan has the following suffragan sees :

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Curitiba
  • José de Camargo Barros (1894.01.16 – 1903.11.09), next Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1903.11.09 – death 1906.08.04)
  • Leopoldo Duarte e Silva, (1904.05.10 – 1906.12.18), next last Suffragan Bishop of (his native) São Paulo, (see) promoted first Metropolitan Archbishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1908.06.07 – death 1938.11.13)
  • João Francisco Braga (later Archbishop) (1907.10.27 – 1926.05.10 'see below), previously Bishop of Niterói (Brazil) (1902.04.09 – 1907.10.27)
Metropolitan Archbishops of Curitiba
BIOs TO ELABORATE
  • Manoel da Silveira d’Elboux (1950.08.19 – 1970.02.06)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Inácio Krause (葛樂才), C.M. (1950 – 1963)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Gabriel Paulino Bueno Couto, O. Carm. (1954 – 1955)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Jerônimo Mazzarotto (1957.04.29 – 1970.05.08)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Pedro Antônio Marchetti Fedalto (later Archbishop) (1966.05.30 – 1970.12.28)
  • Pedro Antônio Marchetti Fedalto (1970.12.28 – 2004.05.19)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Albano Bortoletto Cavallin (later Archbishop) (1973.06.14 – 1986.10.24)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Domingos Gabriel Wisniewski, C.M. (1975.06.27 – 1979.04.19)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Ladislau Biernaski, C.M. (1979.04.19 – 2006.12.06)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Sérgio Arthur Braschi (1998.02.18 – 2003.07.16)
  • Moacyr José Vitti, Stigmatines (C.S.S.) (2004.05.19 – 2014.06.26)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Dirceu Vegini (2006.03.15 – 2010.10.20)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: João Carlos Seneme, C.S.S. (2007.10.17 – 2013.06.26)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Rafael Biernaski (2010.02.10 – 2015.06.24)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: José Mário Scalon Angonese (2013.02.20 – 2017.05.31)
  • José Antônio Peruzzo (2015.01.07 – ...), previously Bishop of Palmas–Francisco Beltrão (Brazil) (2005.08.24 – 2015.01.07)
    • Auxiliary Bishop : Bishop-elect Francisco Cota de Oliveira (2017.06.07 – ...), Titular Bishop of Fiorentino (2017.06.07 – ...)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Bishop-elect Amilton Manoel da Silva, C.P. (2017.06.07 – ...), Titular Bishop of Tusuros (2017.06.07 – ...)

See also[edit]

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°28′07″S 49°15′20″W / 25.46861°S 49.25556°W / -25.46861; -49.25556