Roman Catholic Diocese of Beja
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|Diocese of Beja
Diocese de Beja
The Cathedral of St. James the Greater in Beja
|Metropolitan||Archdiocese of Evora|
|Area||12,300 km2 (4,700 sq mi)|
|(as of 2012)
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||10 July 1770|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of St. James the Greater in Beja|
|Patron saint||Saint Joseph|
|Bishop||António Vitalino Fernandes Dantas|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||José Francisco Sanches Alves|
|Coadjutor||Rev. Canon José Marcos dos Santos (Coadjutor Bishop-elect)|
|Website of the Diocese|
Beja lies on the site of Pax Julia, or Paca, of the Romans, and is still surrounded by remains of old Roman walls, partly restored. The diocese was created 10 June, 1770. Beja was taken from its Islamic rulers in 1162 by Afonso I of Portugal. Beja Cathedral is an old church, much modernized, of uncertain date.
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- "Catholic Encyclopedia: Beja". Newadvent.org. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
- S. M. Imamuddin, Muslim Spain 711-1492 A.D.: A Sociological Study (1981), p. 19.
- (Portuguese) Official page