Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mariana

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Archdiocese of Mariana
Archidioecesis Marianensis
Arquidiocese de Mariana
Catedral de N S da Assunção.JPG
Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption
Country Brazil
Area 22,680 km2 (8,760 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
1,274,000 (est.)
1,069,000 (est.) (83.9%)
Rite Latin Rite
Established 6 December 1745 (271 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Metropolitana Basílica Nossa Senhora da Assunção
Secular priests 171 (diocesan)
24 (Religious Orders)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Geraldo Lyrio Rocha
for the Corsican bishopric, see Roman Catholic Diocese of Mariana in Corsica

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mariana (Latin: Archidioecesis Marianensis, Portuguese: Arquidiocese de Mariana) is an archdiocese based in the city of Mariana in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.


In 2013 there was one priest for every 5,482 Catholics.

Special churches[edit]

Basílica do Senhor Bom Jesus


Suffragan dioceses[edit]


  1. ^ Gams, p. 136.
  2. ^ Approved by Pope Gregory XVI on 17 December 1840. Gams, p. 136.
  3. ^ Leite was presented by the King on 13 May 1818, approved by Pope Pius VII on 9 September 1819, and consecrated on 9 April 1820. Gams, p. 136.
  4. ^ Cypriano de São José was born in Lisbon. He was a lecturer in philosophy and theology in houses of his Order, and became a Conciniator in the Royal Chapel of the Palace of Bemposta. He became a Master of theology (1795). He was Visitor General of his Order in the Province of San Antonio on three occasions. He was presented as Bishop of Mariana by the Queen, and approved by Pope Pius VI on 24 July 1797. Ritzler, VI, p. 27 with note 6.
  5. ^ Ritzler, VI, p. 27 with note 5.
  6. ^ Ritzler, VI, p. 27 with note 4.
  7. ^ Figuera was born in Lisbon, and became Doctor in utroque iure at the University of Coimbra. He served as judge in the Apostolic Nunciature in Portugal. He was presented to the bishopric by the King on 21 March 1771, and approved by Pope Clement XIV on 17 June 1771. He was promoted to the Archdiocese of Bahia on 8 March 1773. Ritzler, VI, p. 27 with note 3.
  8. ^ Nogueira was Master of theology (1726), and was named Abbot of Coimbra. He was Definitor and Master of Novices at the monastery of Santa Maria Alcobacensis. He then became bishop of São Luís de Maranhão (1738-1745). He was presented to the bishopric of Mariana by the King on 1 September 1745, and approved by Pope Benedict XIV on 15 December 1745. Ritzler, VI, p. 268 and p. 276 with note 2.


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Coordinates: 20°22′42″S 43°24′59″W / 20.3782°S 43.4164°W / -20.3782; -43.4164