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
Area10,248 km2 (3,957 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
544,000
461,000 (84.7%)
Parishes45
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established7 June 1908 (110 years ago)
CathedralCathedral Basilica of St Anne in Botucatu
Patron saintSaint Anne
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopMaurício 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