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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Aparecida

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 1,300 km²

Population: 164,040 Catholics (83.9% of 195,511 total) (2017)

Statistics: 18 parishes, 147 priests (26 diocesan, 121 religious), 2 deacons, 348 lay religious (160 brothers, 188 sisters), 10 seminarians (2017)

Suffragan Sees: Caraguatatuba, Lorena, São José dos Campos, Taubaté

Neighbouring Dioceses: Taubaté (↙), Pouso Alegre (↖), Lorena (→)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida (October 12)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: July 4 (1980)

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

All Churches (20)

Taubaté (↙), Pouso Alegre (↖), Lorena (→)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2016.11.16 – ...):Archbishop Orlando Brandes (73)Archbishop Orlando Brandes (73)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Aparecida (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Orlando Brandes (73)Archbishop Orlando Brandes (73)Permalink
(2016.11.16 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Aparecida (Brazil)

Somos Operários de Deus

Born:1946.04.13 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1974.07.06
Consecrated Bishop:1994.06.05

Bishop of Joinville (Brazil) (1994.03.09 – 2006.05.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Londrina (Brazil) (2006.05.10 – 2016.11.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Aparecida (Brazil) (2016.11.16 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Limeira (Brazil) (2019.05.17 – 2019.11.20)

Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis (82)Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis (82)Permalink
(2004.01.28 – 2016.11.16)

Cardinal-Priest of Immacolata al Tiburtino
Apostolic Commissioner of Heralds of the Gospel
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Aparecida (Brazil)

In gaudium Domini

Born:1937.02.15 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1968.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:1986.09.15
Created Cardinal:2010.11.20

Titular Bishop of Nova Petra (1986.06.18 – 2004.01.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Brasília (Brazil) (1986.06.18 – 2004.01.28)

Secretary General of Latin American Episcopal Council (1991 – 1995)

Secretary General of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1995 – 2003)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Aparecida (Brazil) (2004.01.28 – 2016.11.16)

President of Latin American Episcopal Council (2007.07.12 – 2011.05.19)

Cardinal-Priest of Immacolata al Tiburtino (2010.11.20 [2011.04.03] – ...)

President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (2011.05.10 – 2015.04.20)

Apostolic Commissioner of Heralds of the Gospel (2019.09.28 – ...)

Cardinal Aloísio Lorscheider, O.F.M.Permalink
(1995.07.12 – 2004.01.28)

In cruce salus et vita

Born:1924.10.08 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1948.08.22
Consecrated Bishop:1962.05.20
Created Cardinal:1976.05.24
Died:2007.12.23 († 83)

Bishop of Santo Ângelo (Brazil) (1962.02.03 – 1973.03.26)

Secretary General of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1968 – 1971)

President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1971 – 1979)

First Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1972 – 1975)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Fortaleza (Brazil) (1973.03.26 – 1995.07.12)

President of Caritas Internationalis (1974 – 1975)

President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1975 – 1979)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pietro in Montorio (1976.05.24 – 2007.12.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Aparecida (Brazil) (1995.07.12 – 2004.01.28)

Archbishop Geraldo María de Morais PenidoPermalink
(1982.09.18 – 1995.07.12)

Born:1918.09.06 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1942.04.04
Consecrated Bishop:1956.05.11
Died:2002.11.15 († 84)

Auxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (1956.03.10 – 1957.11.30)

Titular Bishop of Avissa (1956.03.10 – 1958.06.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Juiz de Fora (Brazil) (1957.11.30 – 1958.06.09)

Bishop of Juiz de Fora (Brazil) (1958.06.09 – 1962.04.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Juiz de Fora (Brazil) (1962.04.14 – 1977.12.01)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Aparecida (Brazil) (1977.12.01 – 1982.09.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Aparecida (Brazil) (1982.09.18 – 1995.07.12)

Cardinal Carlos Carmelo de Vasconcelos MottaPermalink
(1964.04.18 – 1982.09.18)

In sinu Jesu

Born:1890.07.16 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1918.06.20
Consecrated Bishop:1932.10.30
Created Cardinal:1946.02.18
Died:1982.09.18 († 92)

Titular Bishop of Algiza (1932.07.29 – 1935.12.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Diamantina (Brazil) (1932.07.29 – 1935.12.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Luís do Maranhão (Brazil) (1935.12.19 – 1944.08.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1944.08.13 – 1964.04.18)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pancrazio (1946.02.22 – 1982.09.18)

President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1952 – 1958)

Apostolic Administrator of Aparecida (Brazil) (1958.04.19 – 1964.04.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Aparecida (Brazil) (1964.04.18 – 1982.09.18)

Apostolic Administrator of Lorena (Brazil) (1970 – 1971.11.03)

Protopriest of Sacred College of Cardinals (1977.08.02 – 1982.09.18)

Cardinal Carlos Carmelo de Vasconcelos MottaPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1958.04.19 – 1964.04.18)

Former Prelates


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