Roman Catholic Diocese of Viana do Castelo

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Diocese of Viana do Castelo
Dioecesis Vianensis Castelli
Diocese de Viana do Castelo
Església major de Viana do Castelo - Façana.JPG
The Cathedral of St Mary Major in Viana do Castelo
Location
Country Portugal
Ecclesiastical province Braga
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Braga
Statistics
Area 2,108 km2 (814 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
253,310
245,217 (96.8%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 3 November 1977
Cathedral The Cathedral of St Mary Major in Viana do Castelo
Patron saint Assumption of Mary
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Anacleto Cordeiro Gonçalves de Oliveira
Metropolitan Archbishop Jorge IV
Emeritus Bishops José Augusto Martins Fernandes Pedreira Bishop Emeritus (1997-2010)
Map
Dioceses de Portugal.PNG
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Portuguese Catholic Diocese of Viana do Castelo (Latin: Dioecesis Vianensis Castelli), in the Norte Region, has existed since 1977. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Braga, with its see at Viana do Castelo.[1]

As of 2008, the bishop is José Augusto Martins Fernandes Pedreira, who was appointed in 1997.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page
  2. ^ Bishop José Augusto Martins Fernandes Pedreira [Catholic-Hierarchy]