Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Botucatu

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Archdiocese of Botucatu
Archidioecesis Botucatuensis
Arquidiocese de Botucatu
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Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica of St. Ann
Location
Country Brazil
Statistics
Area 10,248 km2 (3,957 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
544,000
461,000 (84.7%)
Parishes 45
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 7 June 1908 (109 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of St Anne in Botucatu
Patron saint Saint Anne
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Maurício Grotto de Camargo
Map
SaoPaulo Municip Botucatu.svg

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Botucatu (Latin: Archidioecesis Botucatuensis) is an archdiocese located in the city of Botucatu in Brazil.

History[edit]

In 1937 the bishop of the diocese, Carlos Duarte Costa resigned under pressure from the Vatican. He would later go on to form a Brazilian Catholic Church that allowed married priests and ended personal confessions.

  • April 19, 1958: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Botucatu

Leadership[edit]

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 22°53′09″S 48°26′42″W / 22.8859°S 48.4450°W / -22.8859; -48.4450