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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Niterói

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 4,728 km²

Population: 1,269,440 Catholics (53.8% of 2,359,955 total) (2017)

Statistics: 78 parishes, 9 missions, 148 priests (109 diocesan, 39 religious), 88 deacons, 219 lay religious (44 brothers, 175 sisters), 56 seminarians (2017)

Suffragan Sees: Campos, Nova Friburgo, Petrópolis

Neighbouring Dioceses: São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (←), Petrópolis (↑), Nova Friburgo (↗)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Saint John the Baptist (June 24), Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora dos Cristãos (May 24)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: January 3 (1942)

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (←), Petrópolis (↑), Nova Friburgo (↗)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2011.11.30 – ...):Archbishop José Francisco Rezende Dias (64)Archbishop José Francisco Rezende Dias (64)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Niterói (Roman Rite)

Archbishop José Francisco Rezende Dias (64)Archbishop José Francisco Rezende Dias (64)Permalink
(2011.11.30 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Niterói (Brazil)

Vivamos por Ele

Born:1956.04.02 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1979.11.10
Consecrated Bishop:2001.06.02

Titular Bishop of Turres Ammeniæ (2001.03.28 – 2005.03.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Pouso Alegre (Brazil) (2001.03.28 – 2005.03.30)

Bishop of Duque de Caxias (Brazil) (2005.03.30 – 2011.11.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Niterói (Brazil) (2011.11.30 – ...)

Archbishop Alano Maria Pena, O.P. (84)Archbishop Alano Maria Pena, O.P. (84)Permalink
(2003.09.24 – 2011.11.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Niterói (Brazil)

Ut unum Sint

Born:1935.10.07 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1961.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1975.05.25

Auxiliary Bishop of Belém do Pará (Brazil) (1975.04.07 – 1976.07.14)

Titular Bishop of Vardimissa (1975.04.07 – 1978.05.26)

Coadjutor Bishop-Prelate of Marabá (Brazil) (1976.07.14 – 1976.11.10)

Bishop-Prelate of Marabá (Brazil) (1976.11.10 – 1979.10.16)

Bishop of Marabá (Brazil) (1979.10.16 – 1985.07.11)

Bishop of Itapeva (Brazil) (1985.07.11 – 1993.11.24)

Bishop of Nova Friburgo (Brazil) (1993.11.24 – 2003.09.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Niterói (Brazil) (2003.09.24 – 2011.11.30)

Archbishop Carlos Alberto Etchandy Gimeno NavarroPermalink
(1990.05.09 – 2003.02.02)

Cum Maria matre Jesu

Born:1931.10.30 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1959.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1975.12.12
Died:2003.02.02 († 71)

Titular Bishop of Cenæ (1975.10.24 – 1981.08.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (1975.10.24 – 1981.08.29)

Bishop of Campos (Brazil) (1981.08.29 – 1990.05.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Niterói (Brazil) (1990.05.09 – 2003.02.02)

Archbishop José Gonçalves da Costa, C.SS.R.Permalink
(1979.04.19 – 1990.05.09)

Amoris officium pascere

Born:1914.04.27 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1938.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1962.08.19
Died:2001.06.19 († 87)

Titular Bishop of Rhodopolis (1962.06.25 – 1969.11.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (1962.06.25 – 1969.11.24)

Secretary General of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1964 – 1968)

Bishop of Presidente Prudente (Brazil) (1969.11.24 – 1975.08.19)

Titular Archbishop of Ulcinj (1975.08.19 – 1979.04.19)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Niterói (Brazil) (1975.08.19 – 1979.04.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Niterói (Brazil) (1979.04.19 – 1990.05.09)

Archbishop Antônio de Almeida Moraes JuniorPermalink
(1960.04.23 – 1979.04.19)

Anuntiabo veritatem

Born:1904.06.26 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1927.10.02
Consecrated Bishop:1948.12.12
Died:1984.11.12 († 80)

Bishop of Montes Claros (Brazil) (1948.09.29 – 1951.11.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Olinda e Recife (Brazil) (1951.11.17 – 1960.04.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Niterói (Brazil) (1960.04.23 – 1979.04.19)

Bishops of Niterói (Roman Rite)

Bishop Carlos Gouvêa Coelho (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1954.12.14 – 1960.03.26)

In caritate Christi

Born:1907.12.28 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1930.02.09
Consecrated Bishop:1948.05.02
Died:1964.03.07 († 56)

Bishop of Nazaré (Brazil) (1948.01.10 – 1954.12.14)

Bishop of Niterói (Brazil) (1954.12.14 – 1960.03.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Olinda e Recife (Brazil) (1960.03.26 – 1964.03.07)

Bishop José da Matha de Andrade y AmaralPermalink
(1948.03.20 – 1954.11.07)

Pasce agnos meos

Born:1898.02.08 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1921.03.20
Consecrated Bishop:1934.05.20
Died:1954.11.07 († 56)

Bishop of Cajazeiras (Brazil) (1934.03.24 – 1941.05.12)

Bishop of Amazonas (Brazil) (1941.05.12 – 1948.03.20)

Bishop of Niterói (Brazil) (1948.03.20 – 1954.11.07)

Bishop José Pereira AlvesPermalink
(1928.01.27 – 1947.12.21)

In finem dilexit

Born:1885.03.05 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1907.11.17
Consecrated Bishop:1923.03.04
Died:1947.12.21 († 62)

Bishop of Natal (Brazil) (1922.10.27 – 1928.01.27)

Bishop of Niterói (Brazil) (1928.01.27 – 1947.12.21)

Bishop Agostinho Francisco BenassiPermalink
(1908.03.20 – 1927.01.26)

In veritate et caritate

Born:1868.11.17 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1891.05.23
Consecrated Bishop:1908.05.10
Died:1927.01.26 († 58)

Bishop of Niterói (Brazil) (1908.03.20 – 1927.01.26)

Bishop João Francisco Braga (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1902.04.09 – 1907.10.27)

Amore et fortitudine

Born:1868.08.24 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1900.04.17
Consecrated Bishop:1902.08.24
Died:1937.10.13 († 69)

Bishop of Niterói (Brazil) (1902.04.09 – 1907.10.27)

Bishop of Curitiba (Brazil) (1907.10.27 – 1926.05.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Curitiba (Brazil) (1926.05.10 – 1935.06.22)

Titular Archbishop of Soteropolis (1935.06.22 – 1937.10.13)

Bishop Francisco do Rego Maia (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1893.09.12 – 1901.06.05)

Deus meus et omnia

Born:1849.09.29 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1872.02.04
Consecrated Bishop:1893.11.26
Died:1928.02.04 († 78)

Bishop of Niterói (Brazil) (1893.09.12 – 1901.06.05)

Bishop of Belém do Pará (Brazil) (1901.06.05 – 1906.04.03)

Titular Archbishop of Nicopolis (1906.04.03 – 1928.02.04)

Former Prelates


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