Military Ordinariate of Brazil

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Military Ordinariate of Brazil

Ordinariatus Militaris Brasilia

Ordinariado Militar do Brasil
Location
CountryBrazil
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established6 November 1950 (68 years ago)
CathedralMilitary Cathedral of St. Mary Queen of Peace, Brasília
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopOsvino José Both
Auxiliary BishopsJosé Francisco Falcão de Barros

The Military Ordinariate of Brazil (Portuguese: Ordinariado Militar do Brasil) is a military ordinariate of the Roman Catholic Church. Immediately subject to the Holy See, it provides pastoral care to Roman Catholics serving in the Brazilian Armed Forces and their families.

History[edit]

It was created as a military vicariate on 6 November 1950, with the first military vicar appointment on the same day. It was elevated to a military ordinariate on 21 July 1986. The military ordinary's seat is located at the Military Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Military Queen of Peace (Catedral Militar Santa Maria dos Militares Rainha da Paz) in the city of Brasília.

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