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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Paraíba

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 6,703 km²

Population: 1,313,000 Catholics (82.6% of 1,590,472 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Cajazeiras, Campina Grande, Guarabira, Patos

Neighbouring Dioceses: Campina Grande (←), Guarabira (↖), Natal (↑), Nazaré (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 87 parishes, 10 missions, 142 priests (107 diocesan, 35 religious), 41 deacons, 240 lay religious (42 brothers, 198 sisters), 27 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches

Campina Grande (←), Guarabira (↖), Natal (↑), Nazaré (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2017.03.08 – ...):Archbishop Manoel Delson Pedreira da Cruz, O.F.M. Cap. (63)Archbishop Manoel Delson Pedreira da Cruz, O.F.M. Cap. (63)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Paraíba (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Manoel Delson Pedreira da Cruz, O.F.M. Cap. (63)Archbishop Manoel Delson Pedreira da Cruz, O.F.M. Cap. (63)Permalink
(2017.03.08 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paraíba (Brazil)

Ide aos meus irmãos

Born:1954.07.10 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1980.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:2006.09.24

Bishop of Caicó (Brazil) (2006.07.05 – 2012.08.08)

Bishop of Campina Grande (Brazil) (2012.08.08 – 2017.03.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paraíba (Brazil) (2017.03.08 – ...)

Bishop Genival Saraiva de França (79)Bishop Genival Saraiva de França (79)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2016.07.06 – 2017.03.08)

Archbishop Aldo di Cillo Pagotto, S.S.S. (67)Archbishop Aldo di Cillo Pagotto, S.S.S. (67)Permalink
(2004.05.05 – 2016.07.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Paraíba (Brazil)

Unum Corpus Unus Spiritus

Born:1949.09.16 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1977.12.07
Consecrated Bishop:1997.10.31

Coadjutor Bishop of Sobral (Brazil) (1997.09.10 – 1998.03.18)

Bishop of Sobral (Brazil) (1998.03.18 – 2004.05.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paraíba (Brazil) (2004.05.05 – 2016.07.06)

Archbishop Marcelo Pinto CarvalheiraPermalink
(1995.11.29 – 2004.05.05)

Evangelizare

Born:1928.05.01 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1953.02.28
Consecrated Bishop:1975.12.27
Died:2017.03.25 († 88)

Titular Bishop of Bitylius (1975.10.29 – 1981.11.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Paraíba (Brazil) (1975.10.29 – 1981.11.09)

Bishop of Guarabira (Brazil) (1981.11.09 – 1995.11.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paraíba (Brazil) (1995.11.29 – 2004.05.05)

Vice-President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1998 – 2003)

Archbishop José Maria PiresPermalink
(1965.12.02 – 1995.11.29)

Scientiam Salutis

Born:1919.03.15 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1941.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1957.09.22
Died:2017.08.27 († 98)

Bishop of Araçuaí (Brazil) (1957.05.25 – 1965.12.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paraíba (Brazil) (1965.12.02 – 1995.11.29)

Archbishop Mário de Miranda Villas-BoasPermalink
(1959.06.20 – 1965.05.18)

Sentire cum Ecclesia

Born:1903.08.04 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1925.12.06
Consecrated Bishop:1938.10.30
Died:1968.02.23 († 64)

Bishop of Garanhuns (Brazil) (1938.05.26 – 1944.09.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Belém do Pará (Brazil) (1944.09.10 – 1956.10.23)

Titular Archbishop of Cyrrhus (1956.10.23 – 1959.06.20)

Coadjutor Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1956.10.23 – 1959.06.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paraíba (Brazil) (1959.06.20 – 1965.05.18)

Titular Archbishop of Gibba (1965.05.18 – 1968.02.23)

Archbishop Moisés Ferreira CoelhoPermalink
(1935.08.16 – 1959.04.18)

Dominus illuminatio mea

Born:1877.04.08 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1901.11.01
Consecrated Bishop:1915.05.02
Died:1959.04.18 († 82)

Bishop of Cajazeiras (Brazil) (1914.11.16 – 1932.02.12)

Titular Archbishop of Berœa (1932.02.12 – 1935.08.16)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Paraíba (Brazil) (1932.02.12 – 1935.08.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paraíba (Brazil) (1935.08.16 – 1959.04.18)

Archbishop Adauctus Aurélio de Miranda HenriquesPermalink
(1914.02.06 – 1935.08.15)

Iter para tutum

Born:1855.08.30 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1880.02.18
Consecrated Bishop:1894.01.07
Died:1935.08.15 († 79)

Bishop of Paraíba (Brazil) (1894.01.02 – 1914.02.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paraíba (Brazil) (1914.02.06 – 1935.08.15)

Bishops of Paraíba (Roman Rite)

Bishop Adauctus Aurélio de Miranda Henriques (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1894.01.02 – 1914.02.06)

(see above)

Former Prelates


as of 2017.09.15

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