Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Paulo

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Archdiocese of São Paulo
Archidioecesis Sancti Pauli in Brasilia
Catedral Metropolitana de Sao Paulo 3 Brasil.jpg
Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Paul
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province São Paulo
Area 655 km2 (253 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
4,815,000 (70%)
Rite Latin Rite
Established 6 December 1745 (269 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora da Assunção e São Paulo
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Odilo Scherer
Auxiliary Bishops Júlio Endi Akamine S.A.C.
Devair Araújo da Fonseca
Sérgio de Deus Borges
José Roberto Fortes Palau
Carlos Lema Garcia
Eduardo Vieira dos Santos
Emeritus Bishops Paulo Evaristo Arns, O.F.M.

The Archdiocese of São Paulo (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Pauli in Brasilia) is a Latin major see in the Roman Catholic Church in Brazil. The Archdiocese is currently headed by Odilo Scherer since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on 21 March 2007, an appointment that ended almost four decades of Franciscan leadership in the archdiocese: both predecessors, Cardinals Paulo Evaristo Arns and Cláudio Hummes, belonged to that Order.


Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Suffragan Bishops of São Paulo
Metropolitan Archbishops of São Paulo


Its ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitan's own Archdiocese and these Suffragan bishoprics, mostly but also a few Eastern Catholic, notably Byzantine Rite :


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Coordinates: 23°33′04″S 46°38′04″W / 23.55111°S 46.63444°W / -23.55111; -46.63444