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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Belo Horizonte

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 7,222 km²

Population: 3,435,000 Catholics (70.0% of 4,908,000 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Divinópolis, Luz, Oliveira, Sete Lagoas

Neighbouring Dioceses: Oliveira (↙), Divinópolis (←), Sete Lagoas (↑), Itabira–Fabriciano (→), Mariana (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 270 parishes, 2 missions, 687 priests (381 diocesan, 306 religious), 39 deacons, 2,468 lay religious (828 brothers, 1,640 sisters), 44 seminarians (2015)

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Oliveira (↙), Divinópolis (←), Sete Lagoas (↑), Itabira–Fabriciano (→), Mariana (↘)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2004.01.28 – ...):Archbishop Walmor Oliveira de Azevedo (63)Archbishop Walmor Oliveira de Azevedo (63)

Ordinary of Brazil of the Eastern Rite (Brazil)

Auxiliary Bishop (2006.02.11 – ...):Bishop Joaquim Giovanni Mol Guimarães (57)Bishop Joaquim Giovanni Mol Guimarães (57)

Titular Bishop of Galtellì

Auxiliary Bishop (2015.04.15 – ...):Bishop Edson José Oriolo dos Santos (53)Bishop Edson José Oriolo dos Santos (53)

Titular Bishop of Segia

Auxiliary Bishop (2016.12.21 – ...):Bishop Geovane Luís da Silva (46)Bishop Geovane Luís da Silva (46)

Titular Bishop of Mons in Numidia

Auxiliary Bishop (2016.12.21 – ...):Bishop Otacílio Ferreira de Lacerda (57)Bishop Otacílio Ferreira de Lacerda (57)

Titular Bishop of Tulana

Auxiliary Bishop (2017.03.08 – ...):Bishop Vicente de Paula Ferreira, C.SS.R. (47)Bishop Vicente de Paula Ferreira, C.SS.R. (47)

Titular Bishop of Castra nova

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Belo Horizonte (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Walmor Oliveira de Azevedo (63)Archbishop Walmor Oliveira de Azevedo (63)Permalink
(2004.01.28 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
Ordinary of Brazil of the Eastern Rite (Brazil)

Ut mederer contritis corde

Born:1954.04.26 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1977.09.09
Consecrated Bishop:1998.05.10

Titular Bishop of Caliábria (1998.01.21 – 2004.01.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1998.01.21 – 2004.01.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (2004.01.28 – ...)

Ordinary of Brazil of the Eastern Rite (Brazil) (2010.07.28 – ...)

Cardinal Serafim Fernandes de Araújo (93)Cardinal Serafim Fernandes de Araújo (93)Permalink
(1986.02.05 – 2004.01.28)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Luigi Maria Grignion de Montfort
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

Seraphim juxta eum

Born:1924.08.13 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1949.03.12
Consecrated Bishop:1959.05.07
Created Cardinal:1998.02.21

Titular Bishop of Verinopolis (1959.01.19 – 1982.11.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (1959.01.19 – 1982.11.22)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (1982.11.22 – 1986.02.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (1986.02.05 – 2004.01.28)

Vice-President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1991 – 1995)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Luigi Maria Grignion de Montfort (1998.02.21 [1998.10.25] – ...)

Archbishop João Resende Costa, S.D.B.Permalink
(1967.11.15 – 1986.02.05)

In laudem gloriæ Dei

Born:1910.10.19 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1935.07.28
Consecrated Bishop:1953.05.24
Died:2007.07.21 († 96)

Bishop of Ilhéus (Brazil) (1953.02.23 – 1957.07.19)

Titular Archbishop of Martyropolis (1957.07.19 – 1967.11.15)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (1957.07.19 – 1967.11.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (1967.11.15 – 1986.02.05)

Archbishop Antônio dos Santos CabralPermalink
(1924.02.01 – 1967.11.15)

Per eucharistiam vivat in nobis Christus

Born:1884.10.08 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1907.11.01
Consecrated Bishop:1918.04.14
Died:1967.11.15 († 83)

Bishop of Natal (Brazil) (1917.09.01 – 1921.11.21)

Bishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (1921.11.21 – 1924.02.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (1924.02.01 – 1967.11.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Oliveira (Brazil) (1944 – 1945.08.14)

Bishops of Belo Horizonte (Roman Rite)

Bishop Antônio dos Santos Cabral (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1921.11.21 – 1924.02.01)

(see above)

Former Prelates


as of 2017.12.14

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