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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Brasília

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

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)

Suffragan Sees: Formosa, Luziânia, Uruaçu

Neighbouring Dioceses: Formosa (↗), Paracatu (↘), Luziânia (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

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

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: May 31 (1970)

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

All Churches (150)

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

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2020.10.21 – ...):Archbishop Paulo Cezar Costa (54)Archbishop Paulo Cezar Costa (54)
Auxiliary Bishop (2013.05.08 – ...):Bishop José Aparecido Gonçalves de Almeida (61)Bishop José Aparecido Gonçalves de Almeida (61)

Titular Bishop of Enera

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Brasília (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Paulo Cezar Costa (54)Archbishop Paulo Cezar Costa (54)Permalink
(2020.10.21 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brasília (Brazil)

Omnia sustinet propter electos

Born:1967.07.20 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1992.12.05
Consecrated Bishop:2011.02.05

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 Sérgio da Rocha (62)Cardinal Sérgio da Rocha (62)Permalink
(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, 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 (55)Bishop Waldemar Passini Dalbello (55)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2011.02.17 – 2011.06.15)

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

Cardinal-Priest of S. Elena fuori Porta Prenestina pro hac vice Title
Prefect of Congregation 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, 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 Congregation 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 FalcãoPermalink
(1984.02.15 – 2004.01.28)

Servir em humildade

Born:1925.10.23 (Ererê, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1949.06.19
Consecrated Bishop:1967.06.17
Created Cardinal:1988.06.28
Died:2021.09.26 (Brasilia, 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 BaptistaPermalink
(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 BaptistaPermalink
(1960.03.12 – 1966.10.11)

(see above)

Former Prelates


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