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 (401 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 e Recife (Latin: Archidioecesis Olindensis et Recifensis) is an archdiocese located in the cities of Olinda and Recife in Brazil.

History[edit]

  • 1614: Established as Territorial Prelature of Pernambuco from the Diocese of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos
  • 11 November 1676: Promoted as Diocese of Olinda
  • 5 December 1910: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda
  • 26 July 1918: Renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife

Special churches[edit]

  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Basílica Abacial do Mosteiro de São Bento de Olinda, Olinda
    • Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, Recife
    • Basílica Nossa Senhora de Penha, Pernambuco

Leadership[edit]

  • Estevão Brioso de Figueiredo † (16 Nov 1676 - 27 Sep 1683 )
  • João Duarte do Sacramento † ( 1685 - 1685 Died)
  • Matias de Figueiredo e Mello † (12 May 1687 - 18 Jul 1694 )
  • Francisco de Lima (Lemos), O. Carm. † (22 Aug 1695 - 29 Apr 1704 )
  • Manuel Alvares da Costa † (7 Jun 1706 - 20 Jan 1721 )
  • José de Fialho, O. Cist. † (21 Feb 1725 - 3 Sep 1738)
  • Luiz de Santa Teresa da Cruz Salgado de Castilho, O.C.D. † (3 Sep 1738 - 17 Nov 1757 )
  • Francisco Xavier Aranha † (17 Nov 1757 - 5 Oct 1771 Died)
  • Francisco da Assumpção e Brito, O.S.A. † (8 Mar 1773 - 20 Dec 1773 )
  • Tomaz da Encarnação da Costa e Lima, C.R.S.A. † (18 Apr 1774 - 14 Jan 1784 )
  • Diego de Jesus Jardim, O.S.H. † (14 Feb 1785 Appointed - 21 Feb 1794
  • José Joaquim da Cunha Azeredo Coutinho † (12 Sep 1794 Appointed - 6 Oct 1806
  • José Maria de Araújo, O.S.H. † (6 Oct 1806 Appointed - 21 Sep 1809 Died)
  • Antônio de São José Bastos, O.S.B. † (15 Mar 1815 - 19 Jul 1819 )
  • Tomas Manoel de Noronha e Brito, O.P. † (23 Jun 1828 - 6 Mar 1829 )
  • João da Purificação Marques Perdigão, O.S.A. † (28 Feb 1831 - 30 Apr 1864 )
  • Francisco Cardoso Aires † (20 Dec 1867 - 12 May 1870 )
  • Vital Maria Gonçalves de Oliveira, O.F.M. Cap. † (21 May 1871 - 4 Jul 1878 )
  • José Pereira da Silva Barros † (7 Jan 1881 - 25 Jun 1891 )
  • João Fernando Santiago Esberard † (12 May 1891 - 12 Sep 1893 )
  • Manoel dos Santos Pereira † (12 Sep 1893 - 25 Apr 1900 )
  • Luís Raimundo da Silva Brito † (23 Feb 1901 - 9 Dec 1915 )
  • Sebastião Leme da Silveira Cintra † (29 Apr 1916 - 15 Mar 1921 )
  • Miguel de Lima Valverde † (10 Feb 1922 - 7 May 1951 )
  • Antônio de Almeida Moraes Junior † (17 Nov 1951 - 23 Apr 1960)
  • Carlos Gouvêa Coelho † (23 Apr 1960 - 7 Mar 1964 )
  • Helder Pessoa Câmara † (12 Mar 1964 - 2 Apr 1985 )
  • José Cardoso Sobrinho, O. Carm. (2 Apr 1985 - 16 Aug 2009)
  • Antônio Fernando Saburido, O.S.B. (16 Aug 2009 - )

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Sources[edit]

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