Roman Catholic Diocese of Santiago de Cabo Verde

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Diocese of Santiago de Cabo Verde
Dioecesis Sancti Iacobi Capitis Viridis
Location
Country Cape Verde
Metropolitan Immediately subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Area 1,793 km2 (692 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
318,317
292,488 (91.9%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Catedral Nossa Senhora Assumpcao
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Arlindo Gomes Furtado

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santiago de Cabo Verde (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Iacobi Capitis Viridis) is a diocese located in Santiago in Cabo Verde.

History[edit]

The Diocese of Santiago de Cabo Verde was created on January 31, 1533 from the Diocese of Funchal in Portugal under a papal bull Pro excellenti praeeminentia by Pope Clement VII.

Bishop Francisco da Cruz constructed a cathedral in 1556. In late 18th century, Bishop Francisco de São Simão constructed a seminary and a episcopal palace. The modern seminary of Saint Joseph was erected in 1957 by Bishop José Filípe do Carmo Colaço.

The diocese covered up to mainland Africa including Portuguese Guinea (now Guinea-Bissau) until September 4, 1940. After independence of Cape Verde, bishops would come only from the diocese.

Until 2003, it covered only the whole of Cape Verde and was sometimes known as the Diocese of Cape Verde or Cabo Verde until December 9, 2003 when the area covering the Barlavento Islands in the north split to form the Diocese of Mindelo due to a growing population and is no longer secondarily as known as the Diocese of Cape Verde.

Bishops[edit]

  1. Braz Neto, OFM (31 January 1533 – 9 February 1538)
  2. João Parvi (23 September 1538 – 29 November 1546)
  3. Sede vacante (29 November 1546 – 18 August 1553)
  4. Francisco de la Cruz, OSA (18 August 1553 – 19 January 1571)
  5. Bartolomeu Leitão (6 February 1572 – 9 February 1587)
  6. Pedro Brandão, OCarm (8 August 1588 – 14 July 1608)
  7. Luis Pereira de Miranda (10 November 1608 – May 1610)
  8. Sebastião de Ascensão, OP (18 April 1611 – 17 March 1614)
  9. Manuel Afonso de Guerra (24 February 1616 – 8 March 1624)
  10. Lorenzo Garro (18 August 1625 – 1 November 1646)
  11. Sede vacante (1 November 1646 – 16 May 1672)
  12. Fabio dos Reis Fernandes, OCarm (16 May 1672 – 8 February 1674)
  13. Antonio de São Dionysio, OFM (2 December 1675 – 12 September 1684)
  14. Victorino do Porto, OFM (12 May 1687 – 21 January 1705)
  15. Francisco a São Agostinho, TOR (24 September 1708 – 8 May 1719)
  16. José a Santa Maria de Jesus Azevedo Leal, OFM (21 February 1721 – 7 June 1736)
  17. João de Faro, OFM (3 September 1738 – 21 July 1741)
  18. João de Moreira, OFM (26 November 1742 – 13 August 1747)
  19. Sede vacante (13 August 1747 – 29 January 1753)
  20. Pedro Jacinto Valente, O. do Cristo (29 January 1753 – 19 January 1774)
  21. Sede vacante (19 January 1775 – 1 March 1779)
  22. Francisco de São Simão, OFM (1 March 1779 – 10 August 1783)
  23. Cristoforo a São Boaventura, OFM (1785.02.14 – 1798.04.29)
  24. Sede vacante (29 April 1798 – 24 May 1802)
  25. Bishop Silvestre Santa Maria, OFM (24 May 1802 – 22 November 1813)
  26. Sede vacante (22 November 1813 – 21 January 1820)
  27. Geronimo do Barco, OFM (21 January 1820 – 27 December 1831)
  28. Sede vacante (27 December 1831 – 31 May 1845)
  29. Patrício Xavier de Moura (31 May 1845 – 15 April 1859)
  30. João Crisóstomo de Amorim Pessoa (8 June 1859 – 22 March 1861)
  31. Sede vacante (22 March 1861 – 25 September 1865)
  32. José Luís Alves Feijó (25 September 1865 – 26 June 1871)
  33. José Dias Correia de Carvalho (26 June 1871 – 9 August 1883)
  34. Joaquim Augusto de Barros (27 March 1884 – 1 March 1904)
  35. António Moutinho (14 November 1904 – 4 March 1909)
  36. José Alves Martins (10 March 1910 – 15 November 1935)
  37. Rafael Maria da Assunçâo, OFM (15 November 1935 – 5 May 1940)
  38. Faustino Moreira dos Santos, CSSp (28 January 1941 – 27 July 1955)
  39. José Filípe do Carmo Colaço (28 March 1956 – 21 April 1975)
  40. Paulino do Livramento Évora, CSSp (21 April 1975 – 22 July 2009)
  41. Arlindo Gomes Furtado (22 July 2009 – )

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