Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Porto Alegre

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Archdiocese of Porto Alegre
Archidioecesis Portalegrensis in Brasilia
Metropolitan Cathedral-Porto Alegre.jpg
Cathedral of Our Lady, Mother of God, Porto Alegre
Location
Country Brazil
Territory Gravataí, Glorinha, Alvorada, Cachoeirinha, Viamão, Guaíba, Arambaré, Arroio dos Ratos, Barão do Triunfo, Barra do Ribeiro, Butiá, Camaquã, Cerro Grande do Sul, Charqueadas, Chuvisca, Cristal, Eldorado do Sul, General Câmara, Mariana Pimentel, Minas do Leão, São Jerônimo, Sentinela do Sul, Sertão Santana e Tapes, Canoas, Esteio, Sapucaia do Sul, Nova Santa Rita and Porto Alegre.
Ecclesiastical province Porto Alegre
Statistics
Area 13,530 km2 (5,220 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
3,395,000
2,527,000 (74.4%)
Parishes 156
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 7 May 1848 (168 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Madre de Deus
Patron saint Mother of God
Secular priests 362
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Jaime Spengler
Archbishop of Porto Alegre (appointed 18 September 2013, by Pope Francis; installed 15 November 2013; formerly, an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese)
Auxiliary Bishops Leomar Antônio Brustolin
Aparecido Donizete de Souza
Rev. Fr. Adilson Pedro Busin, C.S. (Auxiliary Bishop-elect)[1][2]
Emeritus Bishops Altamiro Rossato, C.Ss.R.
Website
arquidiocesepoa.org.br

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre (Latin: Archidioecesis Portalegrensis in Brasilia) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Brazil. It was erected as the Diocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande by Pope Pius IX on 7 May 1848, and elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese by Pope Pius X on 15 August 1910.

The archdiocese's mother church and thus seat of its archbishop is the Cathedral of Our Lady, Mother of God. Archbishop Emeritus Dadeus Grings succeeded the late Archbishop Emeritus Altamiro Rossato, C.Ss.R., as Archbishop of Porto Alegre, having served previously under Archbishop Rossato as Coadjutor Archbishop (having been named by Pope John Paul II), on 7 February 2001. Archbishop Emeritus Grings was succeeded by the current incumbent, Archbishop Jaime Spengler, who was appointed on 18 September 2013 by Pope Francis, and installed on 15 November 2013.[3]

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Coordinates: 30°02′02″S 51°13′48″W / 30.0338°S 51.2301°W / -30.0338; -51.2301