Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cuiabá

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Archdiocese of Cuiabá
Archidioecesis Cuiabensis
Arquidiocese de Cuiabá
Metropolitan Cathedral 1 Cuiaba Brasil.jpg
Facade of the Metropolitan Cathedral
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Cuiabá
Statistics
Area 24,542 km2 (9,476 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
851,961
724,166 (85.0%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 6 December 1745 (271 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of the Good Lord Jesus in Cuiabá
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Mílton Antônio dos Santos, S.D.B.
Emeritus Bishops Bonifácio Piccinini, S.D.B.
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

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

History[edit]

  • December 6, 1745: Established as Territorial Prelature of Cuiabá from the Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro
  • July 15, 1826: Promoted as Diocese of Cuiabá
  • March 10, 1910: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuiabá

Leadership[edit]

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 15°35′51″S 56°05′46″W / 15.5976°S 56.0961°W / -15.5976; -56.0961