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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Belo Horizonte

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 7,222 km²

Population: 3,575,000 Catholics (70.0% of 5,105,860 total) (2018)

Statistics: 290 parishes, 683 priests (399 diocesan, 284 religious), 75 deacons, 2,550 lay religious (1,042 brothers, 1,508 sisters), 44 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Divinópolis, Luz, Oliveira, Sete Lagoas

Neighbouring Dioceses: Oliveira (↙), Divinópolis (←), Sete Lagoas (↑), Itabira–Fabriciano (→), Mariana (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora da Piedade

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

All Churches (285)

Oliveira (↙), Divinópolis (←), Sete Lagoas (↑), Itabira–Fabriciano (→), Mariana (↘)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2004.01.28 – ...):Archbishop Walmor Oliveira de Azevedo (67)Archbishop Walmor Oliveira de Azevedo (67)

Ordinary of Brazil of the Eastern Rite (Brazil)

President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil

Auxiliary Bishop (2006.02.11 – ...):Bishop Joaquim Giovanni Mol Guimarães (61)Bishop Joaquim Giovanni Mol Guimarães (61)

Titular Bishop of Galtellì

Auxiliary Bishop (2016.12.21 – ...):Bishop Geovane Luís da Silva (49)Bishop Geovane Luís da Silva (49)

Titular Bishop of Mons in Numidia

Auxiliary Bishop (2017.03.08 – ...):Bishop Vicente de Paula Ferreira, C.SS.R. (50)Bishop Vicente de Paula Ferreira, C.SS.R. (50)

Titular Bishop of Castra nova

Auxiliary Bishop (2020.12.23 – ...):Bishop Nivaldo dos Santos Ferreira (54)Bishop Nivaldo dos Santos Ferreira (54)

Titular Bishop of Thiava

Auxiliary Bishop (2020.12.23 – ...):Bishop Júlio César Gomes Moreira (49)Bishop Júlio César Gomes Moreira (49)

Titular Bishop of Thisiduo

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Belo Horizonte (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Walmor Oliveira de Azevedo (67)Archbishop Walmor Oliveira de Azevedo (67)Permalink
(2004.01.28 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
Ordinary of Brazil of the Eastern Rite (Brazil)
President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil

Ut mederer contritis corde

Born:1954.04.26 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1977.09.09
Consecrated Bishop:1998.05.10

Titular Bishop of Caliábria (1998.01.21 – 2004.01.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1998.01.21 – 2004.01.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (2004.01.28 – ...)

Ordinary of Brazil of the Eastern Rite (Brazil) (2010.07.28 – ...)

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

Cardinal Serafim Fernandes de AraújoPermalink
(1986.02.05 – 2004.01.28)

Seraphim juxta eum

Born:1924.08.13 (Minas Novas, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1949.03.12
Consecrated Bishop:1959.05.07
Created Cardinal:1998.02.21
Died:2019.10.08 (Belo Horizonte, Brazil † 95)

Titular Bishop of Verinopolis (1959.01.19 – 1982.11.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (1959.01.19 – 1982.11.22)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (1982.11.22 – 1986.02.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (1986.02.05 – 2004.01.28)

Vice-President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1991 – 1995)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Luigi Maria Grignion de Montfort (1998.02.21 [1998.10.25] – 2019.10.08)

Archbishop João Resende Costa, S.D.B.Permalink
(1967.11.15 – 1986.02.05)

In laudem gloriæ Dei

Born:1910.10.19 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1935.07.28
Consecrated Bishop:1953.05.24
Died:2007.07.21 († 96)

Bishop of Ilhéus (Brazil) (1953.02.23 – 1957.07.19)

Titular Archbishop of Martyropolis (1957.07.19 – 1967.11.15)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (1957.07.19 – 1967.11.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (1967.11.15 – 1986.02.05)

Archbishop Antônio dos Santos CabralPermalink
(1924.02.01 – 1967.11.15)

Per eucharistiam vivat in nobis Christus

Born:1884.10.08 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1907.11.01
Consecrated Bishop:1918.04.14
Died:1967.11.15 († 83)

Bishop of Natal (Brazil) (1917.09.01 – 1921.11.21)

Bishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (1921.11.21 – 1924.02.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (1924.02.01 – 1967.11.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Oliveira (Brazil) (1944 – 1945.08.14)

Bishops of Belo Horizonte (Roman Rite)

Bishop Antônio dos Santos Cabral (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1921.11.21 – 1924.02.01)

(see above)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.06.05

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