Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Niterói


Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Niterói
Archdiocese of Niterói
Archidioecesis Nictheroyensis
Location
Country Brazil
Statistics
Area 4,453 km2 (1,719 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
2,094,288
1,277,516 (61.0%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Catedral Metropolitana São João Batista
Current leadership
Bishop Alano Maria Pena, O.P.
Auxiliary Bishop Roberto Francisco Ferrería Paz

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Niterói (Latin: Archidioecesis Nictheroyensis) is an archdiocese located in the city of Niterói in Brazil.

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History

  • April 27, 1892: Established as Diocese of Niterói from the Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro
  • March 26, 1960: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Niterói

Special churches

  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Basílica Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora

Leadership

  • Archbishops of Niterói (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Alano Maria Pena, O.P. (2003.09.24 – present)
    • Archbishop Carlos Alberto Etchandy Gimeno Navarro (1990.05.09 – 2003.02.02)
    • Archbishop José Gonçalves da Costa, C.SS.R. (1979.04.19 – 1990.05.09)
    • Archbishop Antônio de Almeida Moraes Junior (1960.04.23 – 1979.04.19)
    • Archbishop Carlos Gouvêa Coelho (1954.12.14 – 1960.04.23)
  • Bishops of Niterói (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop José da Matha de Andrade y Amaral (1948.03.20 – 1954.11.07)
    • Bishop José Pereira Alves (1928.01.27 – 1947.12.21)
    • Bishop Agostinho Francisco Benassi (1908.03.20 – 1927.01.26)
    • Bishop João Francisco Braga (later Archbishop) (1902.04.09 – 1907.10.27)
    • Bishop Francisco do Rego Maia (later Archbishop) (1893.09.12 – 1901.06.05)

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