Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife

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Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife
Archidioecesis Olindensis et Recifensis
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Metropolitan Cathedral of Holy Saviour of the World
Location
Country Brazil
Statistics
Area 4,305 km2 (1,662 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
3,570,703
3,371,975 (94.4%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 15 July 1614 (404 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Metropolitana São Salvador do Mundo, Olinda
Co-cathedral Co-Catedral San Pedro dos Clerigos, Recife
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Antônio Fernando Saburido, O.S.B.
Emeritus Bishops José Cardoso Sobrinho, O. Carm.
Website
www.arquidioceseolindarecife.org

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife (Latin: Archidioecesis Olindensis et Recifensis) is a Latin Metropolitan archdiocese in southeast Brazil's Pernambuco state.

Special churches[edit]

History[edit]

Ecclesiastical province[edit]

Its Suffragan sees are :

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 3,804,000 Catholics (94.5% of 4,024,000 total) on 4,058 km² in 114 parishes and 689 missions with 277 priests (122 diocesan, 155 religious), 32 deacons, 1,143 lay religious (251 brothers, 892 sisters) with 63 seminarians.

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Olinda
  • Estevão Brioso de Figueiredo (born Portugal) (16 Nov 1676 - 27 Sep 1683), next Bishop of Funchal (Madeira, Portugal (27 Sep 1683 – death 1689.05.20)
  • João Duarte do Sacramento not possessed (1685 - death 1685)
  • Matias de Figueiredo e Mello (12 May 1687 - death 18 July 1694 )
  • Francisco de Lima (Lemos), Carmelite Order (O. Carm.) (born Portugal) (22 August 1695 - death 29 April 1704), previously Bishop of São Luís do Maranhão (Brazil) (1691.12.19 – 22 August 1695)
  • Manuel Alvares da Costa (born Portugal) (7 June 1706 - 20 Jan 1721), next Bishop of Angra (Portugal) (1721.01.20 – death 1733.01.10)
  • José de Fialho, Cistercian Order (O. Cist.) (born Portugal) (21 Feb 1725 - 3 Sep 1738), next Metropolitan Archbishop of (São Salvador da) Bahia (Brazil) (1738.09.03 – 1741.01.02), Archbishop-Bishop of Guarda (Portugal) (1741.01.02 – 1741.03.18)
  • Luiz de Santa Teresa da Cruz Salgado de Castilho, Teresian Carmelites (O.C.D.) (born Portugal) (3 Sep 1738 - death 17 Nov 1757)
  • Francisco Xavier Aranha (17 Nov 1757 - death 5 Oct 1771), previously Titular Bishop of Thermopylæ (1754.02.11 – 1757.11.17) as Coadjutor Bishop of Olinda (1754.02.11 – 1757.11.17)
  • Francisco da Assumpção e Brito, Augustinian Order (O.E.S.A.) (born Portugal) (8 March 1773 - 20 Dec 1773), next Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (then Portuguese India) (1773.12.20 – retired 1783.06.23), died 1808
  • Tomaz da Encarnação da Costa e Lima, Canons Regular of Saint Augustine (C.R.S.A.) (18 April 1774 - died 14 Jan 1784)
  • Diego de Jesus Jardim, Hieronymites (O.S.H.) (14 Feb 1785 - 21 Feb 1794), next Bishop of Elvas (Portugal) (1794.02.21 – death 1796.05.30)
  • José Joaquim da Cunha Azeredo Coutinho (12 Sep 1794 - 6 Oct 1806), next Bishop of Elvas (Portugal) (1806.10.06 – death 1821.09.12)
  • José Maria de Araújo, O.S.H. (born Portugal) (6 Oct 1806 - death 21 Sep 1809)
  • Antônio de São José Bastos, Benedictine Confederation (O.S.B.) (15 March 1815 - death 19 July 1819)
  •  ? Tomaz de Noronha e Brito (1828 – 1829) (23 June 1828 - death 6 March 1829)
  •  ? Tomas Manoel de Noronha e Britto, Dominican Order (O.P.) (born Portugal) (23 June 1828 - death 6 March 1829)
  • João da Purificação Marques Perdigão, O.S.A. (28 Feb 1831 - retired 30 April 1864), previously Bishop of Cochin (India) (1819.12.17 – 1828.06.23); died 1874
BIOS to ELABORATE
  • Francisco Cardoso Aires, Rosminians (I.C.) (20 Dec 1867 - 12 May 1870)
  • Vital Maria Gonçalves de Oliveira, O.F.M. Cap. (21 May 1871 - 4 July 1878)
  • José Pereira da Silva Barros (7 Jan 1881 - 25 June 1891)
  • João Fernando Santiago Esberard (Esberrard) (born Spain) (12 May 1891 - 12 Sep 1893)
  • Manoel dos Santos Pereira (12 Sep 1893 - 25 April 1900 )
  • Luís Raimundo da Silva Brito (23 Feb 1901 - 5 Dec 1910 see below)
Metropolitan Bishops of Olinda
Metropolitan Bishops of Olinda & Recife

Auxiliary Bishops[edit]

  • Coadjutor Archbishop: Archbishop João Batista Portocarrero Costa (1953.07.03 – 1959.01.06)
  • Coadjutor Archbishop: Archbishop João Irineu Joffily (1914.08.18 – 1916.05.04)
  • Coadjutor Bishop: João Fernando Santiago Esberard (Esberrard) (later Archbishop) (1890.06.26 – 1891.05.12)
  • Coadjutor Bishop: Francisco Xavier Aranha (1754.02.11 – 1757.11.17)
  • Auxiliary Bishop: João Evangelista Martins Terra, S.J. (1988.08.17 – 1994.06.15)
  • Auxiliary Bishop: Hilário Moser, S.D.B. (1988.08.17 – 1992.05.27)
  • Auxiliary Bishop: José Lamartine Soares (later Archbishop) (1962.11.16 – 1985.04.02)
  • Auxiliary Bishop: Archbishop Fernando Antônio Saburido, O.S.B. (2000.05.31 – 2005.05.18)

See also[edit]

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 8°00′50″S 34°50′57″W / 8.0139°S 34.8491°W / -8.0139; -34.8491