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Diocese of

Vila Real

Portugal Portugal

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 4,237 km²

Population: 209,400 Catholics (98.2% of 213,300 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Braga

Neighbouring Dioceses: Porto (↙), Braga (↖), Orense (↑), Bragança–Miranda (→), Lamego (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Imaculada Conceição da Virgem Santa Maria (December 8)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: November 24

Statistics: 264 parishes, 126 missions, 112 priests (96 diocesan, 16 religious), 3 deacons, 78 lay religious (18 brothers, 60 sisters), 13 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches

Porto (↙), Braga (↖), Orense (↑), Bragança–Miranda (→), Lamego (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2011.05.17 – ...):Bishop Amândio José Tomás (74)Bishop Amândio José Tomás (74)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Vila Real (Roman Rite)

Bishop Amândio José Tomás (74)Bishop Amândio José Tomás (74)Permalink
(2011.05.17 – ...)

Bishop of Vila Real (Portugal)

Cristo fonte de vida e esperança

Born:1943.04.23 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1967.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:2002.01.06

Titular Bishop of Feradi maius (2001.10.05 – 2008.01.08)

Auxiliary Bishop of Évora (Portugal) (2001.10.05 – 2008.01.08)

Coadjutor Bishop of Vila Real (Portugal) (2008.01.08 – 2011.05.17)

Bishop of Vila Real (Portugal) (2011.05.17 – ...)

Bishop Joaquim GonçalvesPermalink
(1991.01.19 – 2011.05.17)

Para que todos tenham vida

Born:1936.05.17 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1960.07.10
Consecrated Bishop:1981.10.18
Died:2013.12.31 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Ursona (1981.08.03 – 1987.05.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Braga (Portugal) (1981.08.03 – 1987.05.19)

Coadjutor Bishop of Vila Real (Portugal) (1987.05.19 – 1991.01.19)

Bishop of Vila Real (Portugal) (1991.01.19 – 2011.05.17)

Bishop António Cardoso CunhaPermalink
(1967.01.10 – 1991.01.19)

Born:1915.07.13 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1938.04.16
Consecrated Bishop:1956.06.10
Died:2004.06.13 († 88)

Auxiliary Bishop of Beja (Portugal) (1956.03.09 – 1965)

Titular Bishop of Baris in Pisidia (1956.03.09 – 1967.01.10)

Coadjutor Bishop of Vila Real (Portugal) (1965 – 1967.01.10)

Bishop of Vila Real (Portugal) (1967.01.10 – 1991.01.19)

Bishop António Valente da FonsecaPermalink
(1933.05.31 – 1967.01.10)

Born:1884.11.19 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1907.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1932.02.21
Died:1972.02.26 († 87)

Titular Bishop of Ceramus (1931.10.23 – 1933.05.31)

Auxiliary Bishop of Vila Real (Portugal) (1931.10.23 – 1933.05.31)

Bishop of Vila Real (Portugal) (1933.05.31 – 1967.01.10)

Titular Bishop of Agbia (1967.01.10 – 1971.01.27)

Archbishop João Evangelista de Lima VidalPermalink
(1923.05.23 – 1933.05.31)

Filioli diligite alterutrum

Born:1874.04.02 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1896.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1909.06.29
Died:1958.01.05 († 83)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1909.03.31 – 1915.12.09)

Titular Archbishop of Mytilene (1915.12.09 – 1923.05.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal) (1915.12.09 – 1923.05.23)

Archbishop-Bishop of Vila Real (Portugal) (1923.05.23 – 1933.05.31)

Founder of Portuguese Missionary Society (1930.10.03)

Titular Archbishop of Oxyrynchus (1933.05.31 – 1940.01.16)

Apostolic Administrator of Aveiro (Portugal) (1938.11.11 – 1940.01.16)

Archbishop-Bishop of Aveiro (Portugal) (1940.01.16 – 1958.01.05)

Former Prelates


as of 2017.10.16

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