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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Díli

Timor-Leste Timor-Leste

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 4,775 km²

Population: 641,715 Catholics (94.7% of 677,500 total) (2018)

Statistics: 32 parishes, 234 missions, 157 priests (67 diocesan, 90 religious), 1 deacon, 648 lay religious (193 brothers, 455 sisters), 79 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Baucau, Maliana

Neighbouring Dioceses: Maliana (↙), Amboina (↗), Baucau (→)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Immaculate Conception (December 8)

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Maliana (↙), Amboina (↗), Baucau (→)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2019.09.11 – ...):Archbishop Virgilio Do Carmo Da Silva, S.D.B. (52)Archbishop Virgilio Do Carmo Da Silva, S.D.B. (52)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Díli (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Virgilio Do Carmo Da Silva, S.D.B. (52)Archbishop Virgilio Do Carmo Da Silva, S.D.B. (52)Permalink
(2019.09.11 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Díli (Timor-Leste)

Ad Deum Patrem omnipotentem

Born:1967.11.27 (Venilale, Timor-Leste)
Ordained Priest:1998.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:2016.03.19

Bishop of Díli (Timor-Leste) (2016.01.30 – 2019.09.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Díli (Timor-Leste) (2019.09.11 – ...)

Bishops of Díli (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Virgilio Do Carmo Da Silva, S.D.B. (52)Bishop Virgilio Do Carmo Da Silva, S.D.B. (52) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2016.01.30 – 2019.09.11)

(see above)

Bishop Basílio do Nascimento (70)Bishop Basílio do Nascimento (70)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2015.02.09 – 2016.01.30)

Bishop Alberto Ricardo da SilvaPermalink
(2004.02.27 – 2015.02.09)

Servus verbi Domini

Born:1943.04.24 (Timor-Leste)
Ordained Priest:1972.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:2004.05.02
Died:2015.04.02 († 71)

Bishop of Díli (Timor-Leste) (2004.02.27 – 2015.02.09)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Timor (2012.03 – 2015.04.02)

Bishop Basílio do Nascimento (70)Bishop Basílio do Nascimento (70)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2002.11.26 – 2004.02.27)

Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, S.D.B. (72)Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, S.D.B. (72)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1983 – 2002.11.26)

Msgr. Martinho da Costa LopesPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1977 – 1983)

Bishop José Joaquim RibeiroPermalink
(1967.01.31 – 1977.10.22)

Christus heri et hodie

Born:1918.02.04 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1940.08.25
Consecrated Bishop:1958.04.27
Died:2002.07.27 († 84)

Auxiliary Bishop of Évora (Portugal) (1957.11.30 – 1965.07)

Titular Bishop of Ægeæ (1957.11.30 – 1967.01.31)

Coadjutor Bishop of Díli (Timor-Leste) (1965.07 – 1967.01.31)

Bishop of Díli (Timor-Leste) (1967.01.31 – 1977.10.22)

Bishop Jaime Garcia GoulartPermalink
(1945.10.12 – 1967.01.31)

Born:1908.01.10 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1931.05.10
Consecrated Bishop:1945.10.28
Died:1997.04.15 († 89)

Bishop of Díli (Timor-Leste) (1945.10.12 – 1967.01.31)

Titular Bishop of Trofimiana (1967.01.31 – 1971.01.27)

Former Prelates


as of 2020.11.04

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