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Diocese of

São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 1,001 km²

Population: 112,000 Catholics (57.4% of 195,000 total) (2015)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: São Tomé Apóstolo (December 21)

Statistics: 14 parishes, 14 missions, 13 priests (5 diocesan, 8 religious), 39 lay religious (8 brothers, 31 sisters), 9 seminarians (2015)

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2006.12.01 – ...):Bishop Manuel António Mendes dos Santos, C.M.F. (58)Bishop Manuel António Mendes dos Santos, C.M.F. (58)

Ordinaries

Bishops of São Tomé and Príncipe (Roman Rite)

Bishop Manuel António Mendes dos Santos, C.M.F. (58)Bishop Manuel António Mendes dos Santos, C.M.F. (58)Permalink
(2006.12.01 – ...)

Bishop of São Tomé and Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe)

Born:1960.03.20 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1985.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:2007.02.17

Bishop of São Tomé and Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe) (2006.12.01 – ...)

Bishop Abílio Rodas de Sousa Ribas, C.S.Sp. (87)Bishop Abílio Rodas de Sousa Ribas, C.S.Sp. (87)Permalink
(1984.12.03 – 2006.12.01)

Bishop emeritus of São Tomé and Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe)
Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Luena (Angola)

Born:1931.01.02 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1957.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1985.02.24

Bishop of São Tomé and Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1984.12.03 – 2006.12.01)

Apostolic Administrator of Luena (Angola) (2006.12.11 – 2007.11.26)

Fr. João de Freitas Alves, C.M.F.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1980 – 1983)

Archbishop Manuel Nuñes GabrielPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1966 – 1980)

Archbishop Moisés Alves de Pinho, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1941.01.18 – 1966.11.17)

Born:1883.07.17 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1908.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1932.07.17
Died:1980.06.27 († 96)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1932.04.07 – 1940.09.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Luanda (Angola) (1940.09.04 – 1966.11.17)

Bishop of São Tomé and Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1941.01.18 – 1966.11.17)

Titular Archbishop of Perdices (1966.11.17 – 1971.01.27)

Bishops of Tomé (Roman Rite)

Bishop António José de Souza BarrosoPermalink
(1897.09.15 – 1899.05.20)

Born:1854.11.04
Died:1918.08.31 († 63)

Titular Bishop of Himeria (1891.06.01 – 1897.09.15)

Bishop-Prelate of Mozambique (Mozambique) (1891.06.01 – 1897.09.15)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1897.09.15 – 1899.05.20)

Bishop of Porto (Portugal) (1899.05.20 – 1918.08.31)

Bishop Bartholomeu de Martyribus Maya, O.C.D.Permalink
(1816.03.08 – 1819.11.10)

Born:1764.08.08 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1788.02.16
Consecrated Bishop:1816.10.28
Died:1828 († 64)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1816.03.08 – 1819.11.10)

Bishop-Prelate of Mozambique (Mozambique) (1819.11.10 – 1828)

Bishop Custodio d’Almeida, O.A.D.Permalink
(1805.06.26 – 1812.03.23)

Born:1748.04.17 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1777.06.06
Consecrated Bishop:1805.11.10
Died:1812.03.23 († 63)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1805.06.26 – 1812.03.23)

Bishop Cayetano Velozo, O.F.M.Permalink
(1802.05.24 – 1803.09)

Born:1728.11.19 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1755.03.16
Died:1803.09 († 74)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1802.05.24 – 1803.09)

Bishop Rafael de Castello de Vide, O.F.M.Permalink
(1794.09.12 – 1800.01.17)

Born:1746.03.14 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1770.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1795
Died:1800.01.17 († 53)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1794.09.12 – 1800.01.17)

Bishop Domingo a Rosario, O.P.Permalink
(1782.12.16 – 1788)

Born:1737.07.27 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1760.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:1783.12.14
Died:1788 († 51)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1782.12.16 – 1788)

Bishop Vicente do Espirito Santo, O.A.D.Permalink
(1779.03.01 – 1782.12.17)

Born:1730.10.15 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1754.09.29
Consecrated Bishop:1779.11.30
Died:1788.11.29 († 58)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1779.03.01 – 1782.12.17)

Bishop-Prelate of Goiás (Brazil) (1782.12.17 – 1788.11.29)

Bishop Antonio NogueiraPermalink
(1753.01.29 – 1758)

Born:1703.10.01 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1728.02.21
Consecrated Bishop:1753.07.25
Died:1758 († 55)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1753.01.29 – 1758)

Bishop Ludovico Das Chagas, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1745.12.15 – 1747)

Born:1709.12.19 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1734.09.02
Consecrated Bishop:1746.03.13
Died:1747 († 38)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1745.12.15 – 1747)

Bishop Tomas Luiz da Conceição, O.A.D.Permalink
(1742.11.26 – 1744)

Born:1703.08.25 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1726.08.04
Died:1744 († 41)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1742.11.26 – 1744)

Bishop Leandro a Pietate, O.A.D.Permalink
(1739.09.03 – 1740)

Born:1688.11.14 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1712.12.31
Died:1740 († 52)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1739.09.03 – 1740)

Bishop João de Sahagún, O.A.D.Permalink
(1709.07.22 – 1730)

Born:1668.04.09 (Portugal)
Died:1730 († 62)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1709.07.22 – 1730)

Bishop Antonio da Penha de Franca, O.A.D.Permalink
(1699.11.05 – 1702)

Born:1649.11.06 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1700.06.29
Died:1702 († 53)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1699.11.05 – 1702)

Bishop Timóteo do Sacramento, O.S.B.Permalink
(1693.01.02 – 1696.12.17)

Born:1653.02.05 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1693.04.12
Died:1714.04 († 61)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1693.01.02 – 1696.12.17)

Bishop of São Luís do Maranhão (Brazil) (1696.12.17 – 1700)

Bishop Sebastião de São Paulo, O.F.M.Permalink
(1687.06.09 – 1690)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1690

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1687.06.09 – 1690)

Bishop Bernardo de Santa Maria Zuzarte de Andrade, C.R.S.A.Permalink
(1677.08.30 – 1680)

Born:1617 (Portugal)
Died:1680 († 63)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1677.08.30 – 1680)

Bishop Manoel a Nativitate do Nascimento, O.S.H.Permalink
(1674.04.16 – 1677)

Born:1624 (Portugal)
Died:1677 († 53)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1674.04.16 – 1677)

Bishop Domingos de Assumpção, O.P.Permalink
(1627.03.01 – 1632.10)

Born:1571 (Portugal)
Died:1632.10 († 61)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1627.03.01 – 1632.10)

Bishop Francisco do Soveral, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1623.10.05 – 1627.02.08)

Consecrated Bishop:1624.04
Died:1642.01.05

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1623.10.05 – 1627.02.08)

Bishop of São Salvador da Congo (Angola) (1627.02.08 – 1628)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1628 – 1642.01.05)

Bishop Pedro de São Agostinho Figueira de Cunha Lobo, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1615.10.26 – 1620.05.16)

Born: (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1616
Died:1620.05.16

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1615.10.26 – 1620.05.16)

Bishop Jeronimo Quintanilla, O. Cist.Permalink
(1611.02.21 – 1614)

Born:1561
Died:1614 († 53)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1611.02.21 – 1614)

Bishop Antonio Valente, O.P.Permalink
(1604.08.30 – 1608)

Born:1560 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1604.11.14
Died:1608 († 48)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1604.08.30 – 1608)

Bishop Francisco de Villanova, O.F.M.Permalink
(1592.02.17 – 1602.12.25)

Died:1602.12.25

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1592.02.17 – 1602.12.25)

Bishop Martinho de Ulhoa, O. Cist.Permalink
(1578.01.25 – 1592)

Died:1606.08.08

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1578.01.25 – 1592)

Bishop Gaspar Cao, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1554.07.06 – 1572.02.17)

Consecrated Bishop:1554.09.14
Died:1572.02.17

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1554.07.06 – 1572.02.17)

Bishop Bernardo da Cruz, O.P.Permalink
(1540.09.24 – 1553.04.28)

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1540.09.24 – 1553.04.28)

Bishop Diego de Ortiz de VilhegasPermalink
(1533.01.31 – 1540.09.24)

Died:1544.07.04

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1533.01.31 – 1540.09.24)

Bishop of Ceuta (Spain) (1540.09.24 – 1544.07.04)


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