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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Goa and Daman–Cranganor

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese, Primatial See of the East

Name: Goa and Daman (English) / Goa e Damão (Português) / Goan(us) et Damanen(sis) (Latin)

United Title: Cranganor

Suffragan Sees: Sindhudurg

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Sindhudurg (↑), Karwar (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2006.11.25 – ...):Cardinal Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão (69)Cardinal Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão (69)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Via

Patriarch of East Indies

President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Goa and Daman (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão (69)Cardinal Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão (69)Permalink
(2006.11.25 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Via
Patriarch of East Indies
Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa and Daman (India)
President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India

Tim sogllim ek zaum

Born:1953.01.20 (Aldona, India)
Ordained Priest:1979.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1994.04.10
Created Cardinal:2022.08.27

Titular Bishop of Vanariona (1993.12.20 – 2004.01.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of Goa and Daman (India) (1993.12.20 – 2004.01.16)

Archbishop of Goa and Daman (India) (2004.01.16 – 2006.11.25)

Patriarch of East Indies (2004.01.16 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa and Daman (India) (2006.11.25 – ...)

Vice-President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (2011.01.11 – 2017.02.06)

Second Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (2014.02.12 – 2018.02.09)

President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (2019.01.12 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Via (2022.08.27 – ...)

Archbishops of Goa and Daman (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão (69)Patriarch Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão (69) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(2004.01.16 – 2006.11.25)

(see above)

Patriarch Raul Nicolau GonsalvesPermalink
(1978.01.30 – 2004.01.16)

Born:1927.06.15 (Bambolim, India)
Ordained Priest:1950.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1967.03.05
Died:2022.07.01 (Panaji, India † 95)

Titular Bishop of Rapidum (1967.01.05 – 1978.01.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Goa and Daman (India) (1967.01.05 – 1978.01.30)

Apostolic Administrator of Goa and Daman (India) (1972 – 1978.01.30)

Patriarch of East Indies (1978.01.30 – 2004.01.16)

Archbishop of Goa and Daman (India) (1978.01.30 – 2004.01.16)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Goa and Daman (Roman Rite)

Bishop Raul Nicolau Gonsalves (later Patriarch)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1972 – 1978.01.30)

Bishop Francisco Xavier da Piedade RebelloPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator sede plena 1966 – 1972)

Patriarch José Vieira AlvernazPermalink
(1953.09.16 – 1975.02.22)

Born:1898.02.05 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1920.06.20
Consecrated Bishop:1941.12.01
Died:1986.03.13 († 88)

Bishop of Cochin (India) (1941.08.13 – 1950.12.23)

Titular Archbishop of Anasartha (1950.12.23 – 1953.09.16)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Goa and Daman (India) (1950.12.23 – 1953.09.16)

Patriarch of East Indies (1953.09.16 – 1975.02.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa and Daman (India) (1953.09.16 – 1975.02.22)

Patriarch José da Costa Nuñes (高若瑟) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1940.12.11 – 1953.12.16)

Duc in altum

Born:1880.03.15 (Candelária, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1903.07.26
Consecrated Bishop:1921.11.20
Created Cardinal:1962.03.19
Died:1976.11.29 (Roma, Italy † 96)

Bishop of Macau 澳門 (Macau) (1920.12.16 – 1940.12.11)

Patriarch of East Indies (1940.12.11 – 1953.12.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa and Daman (India) (1940.12.11 – 1953.12.16)

Titular Archbishop of Odessus (1953.12.16 – 1962.03.19)

Vice-Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church of Reverend Apostolic Camera (1953.12.16 – 1962.03.19)

Patriarch ad personam (1953.12.16 – 1976.11.29)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Prisca (1962.03.22 – 1976.11.29)

Patriarch Teotonio Emanuele Ribeira Vieira de CastroPermalink
(1929.05.25 – 1940.05.16)

Born:1859.07.27 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1899.08.15
Died:1940.05.16 († 80)

Bishop of São Tomé de Meliapor (India) (1899.06.22 – 1929.05.25)

Patriarch of East Indies (1929.05.25 – 1940.05.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa and Daman (India) (1929.05.25 – 1940.05.16)

Patriarch Matheus de Oliveira XavierPermalink
(1928.05.01 – 1929.05.19)

Born:1858.10.14 (Portugal)
Died:1929.05.19 († 70)

Bishop of Cochin (India) (1897.10.11 – 1909.02.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1909.02.20 – 1928.05.01)

Patriarch of East Indies (1909.02.20 – 1929.05.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa and Daman (India) (1928.05.01 – 1929.05.19)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Goa (Roman Rite)

Patriarch Matheus de Oliveira XavierPermalink
(1909.02.20 – 1928.05.01)

(see above)

Patriarch António Sebastião ValentePermalink
(1881.08.04 – 1908.01.25)

Born:1846.01.20 (Italy)
Died:1908.01.25 († 62)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1881.08.04 – 1908.01.25)

Patriarch of East Indies (1886.09.01 – 1908.01.25)

Archbishop Aires de Ornelas de VasconcelosPermalink
(1874.07.23 – 1880.11.28)

Born:1837.09.18 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1871.05.07
Died:1880.11.28 († 43)

Titular Bishop of Gerasa (1871.03.06 – 1872.10.27)

Coadjutor Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1871.03.06 – 1872.10.27)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1872.10.27 – 1874.07.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1874.07.23 – 1880.11.28)

Archbishop João Crisóstomo de Amorim PessoaPermalink
(1861.03.22 – 1874.11.17)

Born:1810.10.14 (Portugal)
Died:1888 († 78)

Bishop of Santiago de Cabo Verde (Cabo Verde) (1859.06.08 – 1861.03.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1861.03.22 – 1874.11.17)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Braga (Portugal) (1874.11.17 – 1876.11.27)

Apostolic Administrator of Aveiro (Portugal) (1876.11.27 – 1881.09.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Braga (Portugal) (1876.11.27 – 1883.04)

Archbishop José Maria da Silva Torres, O.S.B.Permalink
(1843.06.19 – 1848.12.22)

Born:1800.10.14 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1823.02.22
Died:1854.11.07 († 54)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1843.06.19 – 1848.12.22)

Titular Archbishop of Palmyra (1848.12.22 – 1854.11.07)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Braga (Portugal) (1851.02.17 – 1854.11.07)

Archbishop Manuel de Santo Galdino (賈定諾), O.F.M.Permalink
(1812.02.10 – 1831.02.01)

Born:1769.04.18 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1793.08.04
Consecrated Bishop:1803.03.27
Died:1831.02.01 († 61)

Bishop of Macau 澳門 (Macau) (1802.12.20 – 1804.08.20)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Goa (India) (1804.08.20 – 1812.02.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1812.02.10 – 1831.02.01)

Archbishop Manoel de Santa Catarina Soares, O.C.D.Permalink
(1783.07.18 – 1812.02.10)

Born:1726.02.26 (Portugal)
Died:1812.02.10 († 85)

Bishop of Cochin (India) (1778.07.20 – 1783.07.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1783.07.18 – 1812.02.10)

Archbishop Francisco da Assumpção e Brito, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1773.12.20 – 1783.06.23)

Born:1726 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1750.07.12
Consecrated Bishop:1773.10.03
Died:1808.12.16 († 82)

Bishop of Olinda (Brazil) (1773.03.08 – 1773.12.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1773.12.20 – 1783.06.23)

Archbishop António Taveira da Neiva Brum e SilveiraPermalink
(1750.11.26 – 1773)

Born: (Portugal)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1750.11.26 – 1773)

Archbishop Lourenço de Santa Maria e MeloPermalink
(1742.11.26 – 1750.01.17)

Born: (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1743.06.09
Died:1783.12.05

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1742.11.26 – 1750.01.17)

Archbishop-Bishop of Faro (Portugal) (1752.09.08 – 1783.12.05)

Archbishop Eugénio de Trigueiros (德), O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1740.12.19 – 1741.04.22)

Born:1684 (Portugal)
Died:1741.04.22 († 57)

Titular Bishop of Verinopolis (1725.02.21 – 1735.09.20)

Coadjutor Bishop of Macau 澳門 (Macau) (1725.02.21 – 1735.09.20)

Bishop of Macau 澳門 (Macau) (1735.09.20 – 1740.12.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1740.12.19 – 1741.04.22)

Archbishop Inácio de Santa Teresa, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1721.02.03 – 1740.02.13)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1751.04.15

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1721.02.03 – 1740.02.13)

Archbishop-Bishop of Faro (Portugal) (1740.02.13 – 1751.04.15)

Archbishop Sebastião de Andrade PessanhaPermalink
(1716 – 1721.01.25)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1737

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1716 – 1721.01.25)

Archbishop Agostinho da AnunciaçãoPermalink
(1691 – 1713.04.06)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1713.04.06

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1691 – 1713.04.06)

Archbishop Alberto da Silva, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1685 – 1688.04.08)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1688.04.08

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1685 – 1688.04.08)

Archbishop Manuel de Sousa e MenezesPermalink
(1681.09.20 – 1684.01.31)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1684.01.31

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1681.09.20 – 1684.01.31)

Archbishop António Brandão, O. Cist.Permalink
(1675 – 1678.07.06)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1678.07.06

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1675 – 1678.07.06)

Archbishop Cristóvão da SilveiraPermalink
(1670 – 1673.04.03)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1673.04.03

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1670 – 1673.04.03)

Archbishop Francisco dos Mártires, O.F.M.Permalink
(1636 – 1652.11.25)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1652.11.25

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1636 – 1652.11.25)

Archbishop Manuel Teles de Brito, O.P.Permalink
(1631 – 1633.07.04)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1633.07.04

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1631 – 1633.07.04)

Archbishop Sebastião de São Pedro, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1625 – 1629)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1629

Bishop of São Tomé de Meliapor (India) (1606.01.09 – 1615)

Bishop of Cochin (India) (1615 – 1625)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1625 – 1629)

Archbishop Cristóvão de Sá e Lisboa, O.S.H.Permalink
(1616.05.03 – 1622.03.31)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1622.03.31

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1616.05.03 – 1622.03.31)

Archbishop Aleixo de Menezes, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1595 – 1612.03.19)

Born:1559 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1595.03.26
Died:1617.05.03 († 58)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1595 – 1612.03.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Braga (Portugal) (1612.03.19 – 1617.05.03)

Archbishop Mateus de Medina, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1588.02.19 – 1592)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1593.07.29

Bishop of Cochin (India) (1577.01.29 – 1588.02.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1588.02.19 – 1592)

Archbishop João Vicente da Fonseca, O.P.Permalink
(1583 – 1586)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1586

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1583 – 1586)

Archbishop Henrique de Távora e Brito, O.P.Permalink
(1577.01.29 – 1581.05.17)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1581.05.17

Bishop of Cochin (India) (1567.01.13 – 1577.01.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1577.01.29 – 1581.05.17)

Archbishop Gaspar de Leão PereiraPermalink
(1574 – 1576.08.15)

Born: (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1560.04
Died:1576.08.15

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1560 – 1567)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1574 – 1576.08.15)

Archbishop Jorge Temudo, O.P.Permalink
(1567.01.13 – 1571)

Born: (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1557
Died:1571

Bishop of Cochin (India) (1558.02.04 – 1567.01.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1567.01.13 – 1571)

Archbishop Gaspar de Leão PereiraPermalink
(1560 – 1567)

Born: (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1560.04
Died:1576.08.15

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1560 – 1567)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1574 – 1576.08.15)

Bishops of Goa (Roman Rite)

Bishop João Afonso de Albuquerque, O.F.M.Permalink
(1537.04.11 – 1553.02.28)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1553.02.28

Bishop of Goa (India) (1537.04.11 – 1553.02.28)

Bishop Francisco de MelloPermalink
(1533.01.31 – 1536.04.27)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1536.04.27

Bishop of Goa (India) (1533.01.31 – 1536.04.27)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

Address: Paço Patriarcal, Panaji, Goa 403001, India

Phone: (0832)2223.353; 2225.291

Website: Link

Statistics

Area: 4,194 km²

Population: 696,550 Catholics (31.0% of 2,247,250 total) (2020)

Statistics: 172 parishes, 43 missions, 748 priests (367 diocesan, 381 religious), 1 deacon, 1,577 lay religious (514 brothers, 1,063 sisters), 76 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Joseph Vaz

History

United Titles

Papal Visits

Last updated on 2022.10.23

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