Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão

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Archdiocese of Sancti Ludovici in Maragnano
Archidioecesis Sancti Ludovici in Maragnano
SaoLuis-Cathedral.jpg
Cathedral
Location
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province São Luís do Maranhão
Statistics
Area 11,622 km2 (4,487 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,195,000
887,000 (74.2%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 30 August 1677 (339 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora da Vitória
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop José Belisário da Silva, O.F.M.
Auxiliary Bishops Esmeraldo Barreto de Farias, Inst. del Prado
Website
www.arquidiocesedesaoluis.com.br

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Ludovici in Maragnano) is a Latin archdiocese in Brazil.

Its cathedral episcopal see is a World Heritage Site (Minor): Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora da Vitória Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora da Vitória, located in the city of São Luís do Maranhão.

History[edit]

  • Established on 30 August 1677 as Diocese of São Luís do Maranhão, on territory split off from the Diocese of Olinda
  • Lost territory pn 4 march 1720 to establish Diocese of Belém do Pará
  • Lost territory on 10 February 1902 to establish Diocese of Piaui
  • 2 December 1921: Promoted as Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão
  • 10 February 1922: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão, having lost territory to establish the then Territorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú (now suffragan diocese of Grajau)
  • Lost territory on 1939.07.22 to establish suffragan Diocese of Caxias do Maranhão and Territorial Prelature of Pinheiro (now a suffragan diocese)
  • Lost territory on 1962.10.30 to establish suffragan Diocese of Viana
  • Lost territory on 1968.06.22 to establish suffragan Diocese of Bacabal
  • Lost territory on 1971.09.14 to establish suffragan Diocese of Brejo
  • Lost territory on 1977.08.26 to establish suffragan Diocese of Coroatá
  • It enjoyed a papal visit from Pope John Paul II in October 1991.

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Suffragan Bishops of São Luís do Maranhão
Archbishop of São Luís do Maranhão
Metropolitan Archbishops of São Luís do Maranhão

Province[edit]

Its ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitan's own archdiocese and the following Suffragan dioceses:

Source and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 2°31′41″S 44°18′17″W / 2.5280°S 44.3047°W / -2.5280; -44.3047