Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman

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Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goa and Daman
Archidioecesis Goanae et Damanensis
Se cathedral goa.jpg
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Goa and Daman
Coordinates 15°30′08″N 73°54′42″E / 15.50222°N 73.91167°E / 15.50222; 73.91167Coordinates: 15°30′08″N 73°54′42″E / 15.50222°N 73.91167°E / 15.50222; 73.91167
Area 4,194 km2 (1,619 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,763,598 [1]
627,400 (35.6%)
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of St Catherine of Alexandria in Old Goa
Patron saint St. Joseph Vaz
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrão
Suffragan Diocese of Sindhudurg
Emeritus Bishops Raul Nicolau Gonsalves Archbishop Emeritus (1978-2004)

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goa and Daman (Latin: Archidioecesis Goanae et Damanensis, Portuguese: Arquidiocese de Goa e Damão) is an archdiocese encompassing the state of Goa and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, as well as of Dadra and Nagar Haveli in India. The archdiocese is the Primatial See of the East, and the archbishop carries the title of the Patriarch of the East Indies.In Konkani, the local Language of Goa this archdiocese is known as Goy ani Damanv Mha-Dhormprant.

To show his concern towards his flock, To get connected with his people and to share the teachings of the Church, the Archbishop writes a Pastoral Letter, to the congregation and people of Good faith annually. This pastoral letter is based on a theme chosen for the year. This letter helps the faithful to strengthen their faith and live a fruitful life Throughout the year.


Special churches[edit]

Cathedral of St Catherine, Goa


Suffragan dioceses[edit]

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