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Diocese of

Funchal

Portugal Portugal

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 782 km²

Population: 257,000 Catholics (95.9% of 268,000 total) (2015)

Statistics: 96 parishes, 98 priests (70 diocesan, 28 religious), 174 lay religious (33 brothers, 141 sisters), 11 seminarians (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Lisboa

Neighbouring Dioceses: Angra (↖), Rabat (→), San Cristóbal de La Laguna (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: São Tiago Menor (May 1), Nossa Senhora do Monte (October 9)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: October 18

Liturgical Calendar

Address: Casa Episcopal do Funchal, Largo Conde Ribeiro Real, 49 - C.P.4550, 9001-801 Funchal, Portugal

Phone: 291 742 917

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Angra (↖), Rabat (→), San Cristóbal de La Laguna (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.01.12 – ...):Bishop Nuno Brás da Silva Martins (55)Bishop Nuno Brás da Silva Martins (55)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Funchal (Roman Rite)

Bishop Nuno Brás da Silva Martins (55)Bishop Nuno Brás da Silva Martins (55)Permalink
(2019.01.12 – ...)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal)

In verbo tuo

Born:1963.05.12 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1987.07.04
Consecrated Bishop:2011.11.20

Titular Bishop of Elvas (2011.10.10 – 2019.01.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal) (2011.10.10 – 2019.01.12)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (2019.01.12 – ...)

Bishop António José Cavaco Carrilho (77)Bishop António José Cavaco Carrilho (77)Permalink
(2007.03.08 – 2019.01.12)

Bishop emeritus of Funchal (Portugal)

Faz-te ao largo

Born:1942.04.11 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1965.07.28
Consecrated Bishop:1999.05.29

Titular Bishop of Tamalluma (1999.02.22 – 2007.03.08)

Auxiliary Bishop of Porto (Portugal) (1999.02.22 – 2007.03.08)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (2007.03.08 – 2019.01.12)

Bishop Teodoro de Faria (88)Bishop Teodoro de Faria (88)Permalink
(1982.03.10 – 2007.03.08)

Bishop emeritus of Funchal (Portugal)

Born:1930.08.24 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1956.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1982.05.16

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1982.03.10 – 2007.03.08)

Bishop Francisco Antunes SantanaPermalink
(1974.03.18 – 1982.03.05)

Born:1924.10.11 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1948.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1974.04.21
Died:1982.03.05 († 57)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1974.03.18 – 1982.03.05)

Bishop João Antonio da Silva SaraivaPermalink
(1965.11.21 – 1972.06.28)

Born:1923.09.20 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1946.07.28
Consecrated Bishop:1965.11.19
Died:1976.04.03 († 52)

Titular Bishop of Mopta (1965.08.30 – 1965.11.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of Évora (Portugal) (1965.08.30 – 1965.11.21)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1965.11.21 – 1972.06.28)

Bishop of Coimbra (Portugal) (1972.06.28 – 1976.04.03)

Bishop David de Sousa, O.F.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1957.09.23 – 1965.11.15)

Christus urget nos

Born:1911.10.25 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1937.07.18
Consecrated Bishop:1957.11.10
Died:2006.02.05 († 94)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1957.09.23 – 1965.11.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Évora (Portugal) (1965.11.15 – 1981.10.17)

Bishop Antonio Emanuele Pereira RibeiroPermalink
(1914.10.02 – 1957.03.22)

Born:1879.02.16 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1901.10.13
Consecrated Bishop:1915.02.07
Died:1957.03.22 († 78)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1914.10.02 – 1957.03.22)

Bishop Manuel Agostinho BarretoPermalink
(1876.09.29 – 1911.06.26)

Born:1835.12.07 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1877.02.04
Died:1911.06.26 († 75)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) ([1876.06.08] 1876.09.29 – 1911.06.26)

Bishop Aires de Ornelas de Vasconcelos (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1872.10.27 – 1874.07.23)

Born:1837.09.18 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1871.05.07
Died:1880.11.28 († 43)

Titular Bishop of Gerasa (1871.03.06 – 1872.10.27)

Coadjutor Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1871.03.06 – 1872.10.27)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1872.10.27 – 1874.07.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1874.07.23 – 1880.11.28)

Bishop Patrício Xavier de MouraPermalink
(1859.04.15 – 1872.09.19)

Born:1800.08.03 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1823.02.09
Consecrated Bishop:1849
Died:1872.09.19 († 72)

Bishop of Santiago de Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) (1845.05.31 – 1859.04.15)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1859.04.15 – 1872.09.19)

Bishop Manuel Martins MansoPermalink
(1850.05.20 – 1858.03.18)

Born:1793.11.21 (Portugal)
Died:1878.12.01 († 85)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1850.05.20 – 1858.03.18)

Bishop of Guarda (Portugal) (1858.03.18 – 1878.12.01)

Bishop José Xavier de Cerveira e SousaPermalink
(1843.06.14 – 1848.04.18)

Born:1797.11.27 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1844.06.02
Died:1862.03.15 († 64)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1843.06.14 – 1848.04.18)

Bishop of Beja (Portugal) (1848.04.18 – 1859.01.07)

Bishop of Viseu (Portugal) (1859.01.07 – 1862.03.15)

Bishop Francisco José Rodrigues de AndradePermalink
(1821.09.24 – 1838)

Died:1838

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1821.09.24 – 1838)

Bishop João Joaquim Bernardino de BritoPermalink
(1819.08.28 – 1820)

Died:1820

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1819.08.28 – 1820)

Bishop Luís Rodrigues VilaresPermalink
(1797.07.24 – 1811)

Died:1811

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1797.07.24 – 1811)

Bishop José da Costa e Torres (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1785.02.14 – 1796.06.22)

Born:1741.08.11 (Portugal)
Died:1813 († 72)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1785.02.14 – 1796.06.22)

Bishop of Elvas (1796.06.22 – 1806)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Braga (Portugal) (1806 – 1813)

Bishop Gaspar Afonso da Costa BrandãoPermalink
(1756.07.18 – 1784)

Died:1784

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1756.07.18 – 1784)

Bishop João do NascimentoPermalink
(1741.01.02 – 1753)

Died:1753

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1741.01.02 – 1753)

Bishop Manuel Coutinho, O.Christ.Permalink
(1722.11.25 – 1741.02.25)

Born:1671
Consecrated Bishop:1725.05.13
Died:1742.08.07 († 71)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1722.11.25 – 1741.02.25)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1741.02.25 – 1742.08.07)

Bishop José de Sousa Castelo BrancoPermalink
(1698 – 1721)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1698 – 1721)

Bishop José de Santa Maria Saldanha, O.F.M. Disc.Permalink
(1690 – 1697)

Died:1708

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1690 – 1697)

Bishop of Porto (Portugal) (1697 – 1708)

Bishop Estevão Brioso de FigueiredoPermalink
(1683.09.27 – 1689.05.20)

Born:1630 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1658.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1677.03.21
Died:1689.05.20 († 59)

Bishop of Olinda (Brazil) (1676.11.16 – 1683.09.27)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1683.09.27 – 1689.05.20)

Bishop António Teles da Silva, O.S.B.Permalink
(1674.12.17 – 1682.11.14)

Died:1682.11.14

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1674.12.17 – 1682.11.14)

Bishop Gabriel de Almeida, O. Cist.Permalink
(1670 – 1674.07.12)

Died:1674.07.12

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1670 – 1674.07.12)

Bishop Jerónimo FernandoPermalink
(1619 – 1650)

Died:1650

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1619 – 1650)

Bishop Lourenço de Távora, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1609.10.24 – 1617.09.18)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1609.10.24 – 1617.09.18)

Bishop of Elvas (1617.09.18 – 1625)

Bishop Luís de Figueiredo e LemosPermalink
(1586.03.05 – 1608.11.26)

Born:1544.08.21 (Portugal)
Died:1608.11.26 († 64)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1586.03.05 – 1608.11.26)

Bishop Gerónimo BarretoPermalink
(1573 – 1585.06.03)

Died:1589

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1573 – 1585.06.03)

Bishop of Faro (Portugal) (1585.06.03 – 1589)

Bishop Fernando de Távora, O.P.Permalink
(1569.11.14 – 1573)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1569.11.14 – 1573)

Bishop Jorge de Lemos, O.P.Permalink
(1556.03.09 – 1569.11.15)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1556.03.09 – 1569.11.15)

Bishop Gaspar do Casal, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1551.07.03 – 1556.03.09)

Consecrated Bishop:1552
Died:1584.08.09

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1551.07.03 – 1556.03.09)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1556.03.09 – 1579.11.27)

Bishop of Coimbra (Portugal) (1579.11.27 – 1584.08.09)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Funchal (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Martinho de PortugalPermalink
(1533.02.10 – 1547)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1533.02.10 – 1547)

Bishops of Funchal (Roman Rite)

Bishop Diogo PinheiroPermalink
(1514 – 1526)

Died:1526

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1514 – 1526)

Former Prelates


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