Melkite Greek Catholic Eparchy of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo

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Eparchy of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo (Melkite Greek)
Eparchia Dominae Nostrae Paradisi Sancti Pauli Graecorum Melkitarum
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province São Paulo
Statistics
Population
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
436,000
Parishes 5
Information
Denomination Melkite Greek Catholic Church
Rite Byzantine Rite
Established 29 November 1971
Cathedral Catedral de Nossa Senhora do Paraíso
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Patriarch Gregory III Laham
Eparch Joseph Gébara
Emeritus Bishops Fares Maakaroun

Eparchy of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo (Latin: Eparchia Dominae Nostrae Paradisi Sancti Pauli Graecorum Melkitarum) is an eparchy located in the city of São Paulo in the Ecclesiastical province of São Paulo in Brazil.

Territory and statistics[edit]

The eparchy includes all Melkite Catholic faithful of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Brazil. Its eparchial seat is the city of São Paulo, where is located the Nossa Senhora do Paraíso Cathedral.

The territory is divided into five parishes. In 2013 there were 436,000 Catholics.

History[edit]

On 14 November 1951 was erected the Ordinariate of Brazil to the Eastern Rite Catholics whom all Melkite Catholics belonged till November 29, 1971 when by Papal bull Haec Romana[1] of Paul VI was established the Melkite Greek Catholic Eparchy of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo.

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