Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maceió

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Archdiocese of Maceió
Archidioecesis Maceiensis
Catedral metropolitana maceio.JPG
Metropolitan Cathedral
Location
Country Brazil
Statistics
Area 8,545 km2 (3,299 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2003)
1,452,476
944,100 (65.0%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 2 July 1900 (118 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Antônio Muniz Fernandes, O. Carm.
Emeritus Bishops Edvaldo Gonçalves Amaral, S.D.B.
José Carlos Melo, C.M.
Website
www.arquidiocesedemaceio.org.br

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

History[edit]

  • July 2, 1900: Established as Diocese of Alagôas from the Diocese of Olinda
  • August 25, 1917: Renamed as Diocese of Maceió
  • February 13, 1920: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Maceió

Leadership[edit]

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 9°39′55″S 35°44′07″W / 9.6652°S 35.7352°W / -9.6652; -35.7352