Roman Catholic Diocese of Bragança-Miranda

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Diocese of Bragança-Miranda
Dioecesis Brigantiensis-Mirandensis
Diocese de Bragança-Miranda
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Cathedral of Braganza
Country  Portugal
Ecclesiastical province Braga
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Braga
Area 6,545 km2 (2,527 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
149,400 (98.4%)
Rite Latin Rite
Established 5 March 1770
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady Queen in Braganza
Co-cathedral Co-Cathedral of St Mary in Miranda do Douro
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop José Manuel Garcia Cordeiro
Metropolitan Archbishop Jorge IV
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Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bragança–Miranda (Latin: Dioecesis Brigantiensis–Mirandensis), in the north-east of Portugal, is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Braga.[1] Its seats are the Cathedral of Braganza and the Cathedral of Miranda do Douro.


The Cathedral of Miranda do Douro is the co-cathedral, and see until 1770.

The see was erected in 1545 by Pope Paul III in the town of Miranda do Douro bordering on Spain, its territory being taken from the Archdiocese of Braga.[2] Pope Clement XIV in 1770 transferred it to Bragança.[3]

José Manuel Garcia Cordeiro is the current bishop, nominated in July 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI.[4]


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

Coordinates: 41°48′20″N 6°45′44″W / 41.8056°N 6.7622°W / 41.8056; -6.7622