Roman Catholic Diocese of Guarda, Portugal

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Diocese of Guarda
Dioecesis Aegitaniensis
Diocese da Guarda
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Location
Country  Portugal
Ecclesiastical province Lisbon
Metropolitan Patriarchate of Lisbon
Statistics
Area 6,758 km2 (2,609 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
260,700
250,700 (96.2%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Sé Catedral in Guarda
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Manuel da Rocha Felício
Metropolitan Archbishop Manuel III
Emeritus Bishops António dos Santos Bishop Emeritus (1979-2005)
Map
Dioceses de Portugal.PNG
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Guarda (Latin: Dioecesis Aegitaniensis) is a diocese located in central eastern Portugal, a suffragan in the Ecclesiastical province of the Latin Patriarchate of Lisbon in southern Portugal.

Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Consolação, in the city of Guarda. It also has the former Cathedral: Igreja de São Luís, in Pinhel, an absorbed see.

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As per 2014, it pastorally served 253,300 Catholics (96.0% of 263,900 total) on 6,759 km² in 361 parishes and 3 missions with 140 priests (126 diocesan, 14 religious), 17 deacons, 133 lay religious (26 brothers, 107 sisters) and 5 seminarians.

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(all Roman rite) [1]

Suffragan Bishops of Guarda
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Coordinates: 40°32′18″N 7°16′10″W / 40.5384°N 7.2694°W / 40.5384; -7.2694