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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Brasília

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Brasília / Brasiliapolitan(us) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Formosa, Luziânia, Uruaçu

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (151)

Formosa (↗), Paracatu (↘), Luziânia (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2020.10.21 – ...):Cardinal Paulo Cezar Costa (55)Cardinal Paulo Cezar Costa (55)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Bonifacio ed Alessio

Auxiliary Bishop (2013.05.08 – ...):Bishop José Aparecido Gonçalves de Almeida (62)Bishop José Aparecido Gonçalves de Almeida (62)

Titular Bishop of Enera

Auxiliary Bishop (2022.12.21 – ...):Bishop Antônio Aparecido de Marcos Filho (56)Bishop-elect Antônio Aparecido de Marcos Filho (56)

Titular Bishop of Centenaria

Auxiliary Bishop (2023.01.25 – ...):Bishop Denilson Geraldo, S.A.C. (53)Bishop-elect Denilson Geraldo, S.A.C. (53)

Titular Bishop of Lamsorti

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Brasília (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Paulo Cezar Costa (55)Cardinal Paulo Cezar Costa (55)
(2020.10.21 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Bonifacio ed Alessio
Metropolitan Archbishop of Brasília (Brazil)

Omnia sustinet propter electos

Born:1967.07.20 (Valença, BA, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1992.12.05
Consecrated Bishop:2011.02.05
Created Cardinal:2022.08.27

Titular Bishop of Œscus (2010.11.24 – 2016.06.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (2010.11.24 – 2016.06.22)

Bishop of São Carlos (Brazil) (2016.06.22 – 2020.10.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brasília (Brazil) (2020.10.21 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Bonifacio ed Alessio (2022.08.27 [2022.10.07] – ...)

Cardinal Sérgio da Rocha (63)Cardinal Sérgio da Rocha (63)
(2011.06.15 – 2020.03.11)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Via Flaminia
Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil)

Omnia in Caritate

Born:1959.10.21 (Dobrada, SP, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1984.12.14
Consecrated Bishop:2001.08.11
Created Cardinal:2016.11.19

Titular Bishop of Alba (2001.06.13 – 2007.01.31)

Auxiliary Bishop of Fortaleza (Brazil) (2001.06.13 – 2007.01.31)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Teresina (Brazil) (2007.01.31 – 2008.09.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Teresina (Brazil) (2008.09.03 – 2011.06.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brasília (Brazil) (2011.06.15 – 2020.03.11)

President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (2015.04.20 – 2019.05.06)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Via Flaminia (2016.11.19 [2017.04.23] – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (2020.03.11 – ...)

Bishop Waldemar Passini Dalbello (56)Bishop Waldemar Passini Dalbello (56)
(Apostolic Administrator 2011.02.17 – 2011.06.15)

Cardinal João Bráz de Aviz (75)Archbishop João Bráz de Aviz (75) (later Cardinal)
(2004.01.28 – 2011.01.04)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Elena fuori Porta Prenestina pro hac vice Title
Prefect of Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Brasília (Brazil)

Todos sejam um

Born:1947.04.24 (Mafra, SC, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1972.11.26
Consecrated Bishop:1994.05.31
Created Cardinal:2012.02.18

Titular Bishop of Flenucleta (1994.04.06 – 1998.08.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Vitória (Brazil) (1994.04.06 – 1998.08.12)

Bishop of Ponta Grossa (Brazil) (1998.08.12 – 2002.07.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maringá (Brazil) (2002.07.17 – 2004.01.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brasília (Brazil) (2004.01.28 – 2011.01.04)

Prefect of Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life (2011.01.04 – ...)

Cardinal-Deacon of S. Elena fuori Porta Prenestina (2012.02.18 [2012.05.20] – 2022.03.04)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Elena fuori Porta Prenestina pro hac vice Title (2022.03.04 – ...)

Cardinal José Freire Falcão
(1984.02.15 – 2004.01.28)

Servir em humildade

Born:1925.10.23 (Ererê, CE, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1949.06.19
Consecrated Bishop:1967.06.17
Created Cardinal:1988.06.28
Died:2021.09.26 (Brasilia, DF, Brazil † 95)

Titular Bishop of Vardimissa (1967.04.24 – 1967.08.19)

Coadjutor Bishop of Limoeiro do Norte (Brazil) (1967.04.24 – 1967.08.19)

Bishop of Limoeiro do Norte (Brazil) (1967.08.19 – 1971.11.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Teresina (Brazil) (1971.11.25 – 1984.02.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brasília (Brazil) (1984.02.15 – 2004.01.28)

Second Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1987 – 1991)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Luca a Via Prenestina (1988.06.28 – 2021.09.26)

Died of COVID-19.

Archbishop José Newton de Almeida Baptista
(1966.10.11 – 1984.02.15)

Adveniat regnum tuum

Born:1904.10.16 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1928.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1944.09.03
Died:2001.11.11 († 97)

Bishop of Uruguaiana (Brazil) (1944.06.10 – 1954.01.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Diamantina (Brazil) (1954.01.05 – 1960.03.12)

Archbishop-Bishop of Brasília (Brazil) (1960.03.12 – 1966.10.11)

Archbishop Military Vicar of Brazil (Brazil) (1963.11.09 – 1986.07.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brasília (Brazil) (1966.10.11 – 1984.02.15)

Archbishop Military Ordinary of Brazil (Brazil) (1986.07.21 – 1990.10.31)

Bishops of Brasília (Roman Rite)

Archbishop José Newton de Almeida Baptista
(1960.03.12 – 1966.10.11)

(see above)

Former Prelates

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Statistics

Area: 5,814 km²

Population: 2,098,400 Catholics (68.7% of 3,055,149 total) (2020)

Statistics: 154 parishes, 241 missions, 392 priests (245 diocesan, 147 religious), 93 deacons, 605 lay religious (270 brothers, 335 sisters), 72 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida (October 12), Saint John Bosco (January 31)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: May 31 (1970)

History

Papal Visits

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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