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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Porto Alegre

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Area: 13,751 km²

Population: 2,148,100 Catholics (63.6% of 3,378,000 total) (2018)

Statistics: 160 parishes, 739 missions, 341 priests (206 diocesan, 135 religious), 58 deacons, 1,345 lay religious (313 brothers, 1,032 sisters), 30 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Caxias do Sul, Montenegro, Novo Hamburgo, Osório

Neighbouring Dioceses: Pelotas (↙), Santa Cruz do Sul (↖), Montenegro (↖), Novo Hamburgo (↑), Osório (→), Rio Grande (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Saint Peter (Sunday nearest 06.29)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: August 10 (1986)

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

All Churches (154)

Pelotas (↙), Santa Cruz do Sul (↖), Montenegro (↖), Novo Hamburgo (↑), Osório (→), Rio Grande (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2013.09.18 – ...):Archbishop Jaime Spengler, O.F.M. (61)Archbishop Jaime Spengler, O.F.M. (61)

Vice-President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil

Auxiliary Bishop (2015.12.30 – ...):Bishop Aparecido Donizete de Souza (57)Bishop Aparecido Donizete de Souza (57)

Titular Bishop of Macriana minor

Auxiliary Bishop (2016.01.27 – ...):Bishop Adilson Pedro Busin, C.S. (56)Bishop Adilson Pedro Busin, C.S. (56)

Titular Bishop of Guardialfiera

Auxiliary Bishop (2019.04.10 – ...):Bishop Darley José Kummer (54)Bishop Darley José Kummer (54)

Titular Bishop of Elvas

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Porto Alegre (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Jaime Spengler, O.F.M. (61)Archbishop Jaime Spengler, O.F.M. (61)Permalink
(2013.09.18 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil)
Vice-President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil

In cruce gloriari

Born:1960.09.06 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1990.11.17
Consecrated Bishop:2011.02.05

Titular Bishop of Patara (2010.11.10 – 2013.09.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (2010.11.10 – 2013.09.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (2013.09.18 – ...)

Vice-President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (2019.05.06 – ...)

Archbishop Dadeus Grings (85)Archbishop Dadeus Grings (85)Permalink
(2001.02.07 – 2013.09.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Porto Alegre (Brazil)

A Verdade Vos Libertará

Born:1936.09.07 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1961.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1991.03.15

Bishop of São João da Boa Vista (Brazil) (1991.01.23 – 2000.04.12)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (2000.04.12 – 2001.02.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (2001.02.07 – 2013.09.18)

Archbishop Altamiro Rossato, C.SS.R.Permalink
(1991.07.17 – 2001.02.07)

Fiat voluntas tua

Born:1925.06.23 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1951.12.27
Consecrated Bishop:1986.03.02
Died:2014.05.13 († 88)

Bishop of Marabá (Brazil) (1985.12.08 – 1989.03.15)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1989.03.15 – 1991.07.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1991.07.17 – 2001.02.07)

Archbishop João Cláudio CollingPermalink
(1981.08.29 – 1991.07.17)

Illum oportet crescere

Born:1913.06.24 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1937.08.10
Consecrated Bishop:1950.01.29
Died:1992.09.03 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Corone (1949.12.12 – 1951.03.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Maria (Brazil) (1949.12.12 – 1951.03.23)

Bishop of Passo Fundo (Brazil) (1951.03.23 – 1981.08.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1981.08.29 – 1991.07.17)

Cardinal Alfredo Vicente SchererPermalink
(1946.12.30 – 1981.08.29)

Evangelizare misit me

Born:1903.02.05 (Santa Teresinha, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1926.04.03
Consecrated Bishop:1947.02.23
Created Cardinal:1969.04.28
Died:1996.03.09 (Porto Alegre, Brazil † 93)

Titular Bishop of Hemeria (1946.06.13 – 1946.12.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1946.06.13 – 1946.12.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1946.12.30 – 1981.08.29)

Vice-President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1968 – 1970)

Cardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora de La Salette (1969.04.30 – 1996.03.09)

President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1970 – 1971)

Archbishop João Batista BeckerPermalink
(1912.08.01 – 1946.06.15)

Pascam in judicio

Born:1870.02.24 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1896.08.02
Consecrated Bishop:1908.09.13
Died:1946.06.15 († 76)

Bishop of Santa Catarina (Brazil) (1908.05.03 – 1912.08.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1912.08.01 – 1946.06.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Vacaria (Brazil) (1934.09.08 – 1936.06.27)

Archbishop Cláudio José Gonçalves Ponce de Leon, C.M.Permalink
(1910.08.15 – 1912.01.09)

Born:1841.02.21 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1867.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1881.07.24
Died:1924.05.26 († 83)

Bishop of Goiás (Brazil) (1881.05.13 – 1890.06.26)

Bishop of São Pedro do Rio Grande (Brazil) (1890.06.26 – 1910.08.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1910.08.15 – 1912.01.09)

Titular Archbishop of Anazarbus (1912.01.09 – 1924.05.26)

Bishops of São Pedro do Rio Grande (Roman Rite)

Bishop Cláudio José Gonçalves Ponce de Leon, C.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1890.06.26 – 1910.08.15)

(see above)

Bishop Sebastião Dias LaranjeiraPermalink
(1860.09.28 – 1888.08.13)

Born:1820.01.20 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1844.03.10
Consecrated Bishop:1860.10.07
Died:1888.08.13 († 68)

Bishop of São Pedro do Rio Grande (Brazil) (1860.09.28 – 1888.08.13)

Bishop Feliciano José Rodrigues de Araujo PratesPermalink
(1851.05.05 – 1858.05.27)

Born:1781.07.13 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1804.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1853.05.29
Died:1858.05.27 († 76)

Bishop of São Pedro do Rio Grande (Brazil) (1851.05.05 – 1858.05.27)

Former Prelates


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