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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Luanda

Angola Angola

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 342 km²

Population: 3,155,825 Catholics (49.9% of 6,323,335 total) (2018)

Statistics: 34 parishes, 69 missions, 123 priests (48 diocesan, 75 religious), 709 lay religious (387 brothers, 322 sisters), 66 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Cabinda, Caxito, Mbanza Congo, Sumbe, Viana

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: São Salvador (August 6)

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2014.12.08 – ...):Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias (62)Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias (62)

President of Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Luanda (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias (62)Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias (62)Permalink
(2014.12.08 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Luanda (Angola)
President of Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé

Gaudium et spes

Born:1958.04.18 (Angola)
Ordained Priest:1983.10.30
Consecrated Bishop:2004.01.11

Titular Bishop of Flumenpiscense (2003.10.04 – 2005.02.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Luanda (Angola) (2003.10.04 – 2005.02.11)

Bishop of Cabinda (Angola) (2005.02.11 – 2014.12.08)

Apostolic Administrator of Cabinda (Angola) (2014.12.08 – 2018.07.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Luanda (Angola) (2014.12.08 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (2015.11.09 – ...)

Archbishop Damião António FranklinPermalink
(2001.01.23 – 2014.04.28)

Born:1950.08.06 (Angola)
Ordained Priest:1978.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:1992.07.12
Died:2014.04.28 († 63)

Titular Bishop of Falerone (1992.05.29 – 2001.01.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Luanda (Angola) (1992.05.29 – 2001.01.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Luanda (Angola) (2001.01.23 – 2014.04.28)

President of Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (2003.10 – 2009.11.20)

Cardinal Alexandre do Nascimento (96)Cardinal Alexandre do Nascimento (96)Permalink
(1986.02.16 – 2001.01.23)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Marco in Agro Laurentino
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Luanda (Angola)

Turres fortissima nomen Domini

Born:1925.03.01 (Malanje, Angola)
Ordained Priest:1952.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1975.08.31
Created Cardinal:1983.02.02

Bishop of Malanje (Angola) (1975.08.10 – 1977.02.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lubango (Angola) (1977.02.03 – 1986.02.16)

Apostolic Administrator of Ondjiva (Angola) (1977.02.03 – 1986.02.16)

President of Caritas Internationalis (1983 – 1991)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Marco in Agro Laurentino (1983.02.02 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Luanda (Angola) (1986.02.16 – 2001.01.23)

President of Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (1990 – 1997)

Archbishop Eduardo André MuacaPermalink
(1975.12.19 – 1985.08.31)

Born:1924.10.09 (Angola)
Ordained Priest:1953.01.18
Consecrated Bishop:1970.05.31
Died:2002.01.26 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Isola (1970.03.04 – 1973.09.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Luanda (Angola) (1970.03.04 – 1973.09.25)

Bishop of Malanje (Angola) (1973.09.25 – 1975.08.10)

President of Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (1975 – 1982)

Titular Archbishop of Tagarbala (1975.08.10 – 1975.12.19)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Luanda (Angola) (1975.08.10 – 1975.12.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Luanda (Angola) (1975.12.19 – 1985.08.31)

Archbishop Manuel Nuñes GabrielPermalink
(1966.11.17 – 1975.12.19)

Born:1912.12.20 (Angola)
Ordained Priest:1935.07.07
Consecrated Bishop:1957.12.21
Died:1996.10.23 († 83)

Bishop of Malanje (Angola) (1957.12.05 – 1962.02.13)

Titular Archbishop of Methymna (1962.02.13 – 1966.11.17)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Luanda (Angola) (1962.02.13 – 1966.11.17)

Apostolic Administrator of São Tomé and Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1966 – 1980)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Luanda (Angola) (1966.11.17 – 1975.12.19)

President of Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (1967 – 1975)

Archbishop Moisés Alves de Pinho, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1940.09.04 – 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 São Paulo de Loanda (Roman Rite)

Bishop Moisés Alves de Pinho, C.S.Sp. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1932.04.07 – 1940.09.04)

(see above)

Bishop João Evangelista de Lima Vidal (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1909.03.31 – 1915.12.09)

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)

Bishop António Barbosa LeãoPermalink
(1906.04.26 – 1907.12.19)

Born:1860.10.17 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1886
Consecrated Bishop:1906.08.26
Died:1929.06.21 († 68)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1906.04.26 – 1907.12.19)

Bishop of Faro (Portugal) (1907.12.19 – 1919.07.16)

Bishop of Porto (Portugal) (1919.07.16 – 1929.06.21)

Bishop Antonio José Gomes CardosoPermalink
(1901.06.21 – 1904.08.12)

Born:1855.11.30 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1879.09.20
Consecrated Bishop:1901.03.25
Died:1904.08.12 († 48)

Titular Bishop of Arethusus (1900.12.17 – 1901.06.21)

Bishop-Prelate of Mozambique (Mozambique) (1900.12.17 – 1901.06.21)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1901.06.21 – 1904.08.12)

Bishop Antonio Dias FerreiraPermalink
(1891.06.01 – 1901.03.07)

Born:1840.04.01
Ordained Priest:1862.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1887.04.24
Died:1902.02.09 († 61)

Titular Bishop of Thermopylæ (1887.03.14 – 1891.06.01)

Bishop-Prelate of Mozambique (Mozambique) (1887.03.14 – 1891.06.01)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1891.06.01 – 1901.03.07)

Bishop Antonio Tomas da Silva Leitão e CastroPermalink
(1884.03.27 – 1891.06.01)

Born:1848.06.09 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1872.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:1883.12.08
Died:1901.12.03 († 53)

Bishop-Prelate of Mozambique (Mozambique) (1883.01.30 – 1884.03.27)

Titular Bishop of Lycopolis (1883.05.08 – 1884.03.27)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1884.03.27 – 1891.06.01)

Titular Bishop of Echinus (1891.06.01 – 1895.12.06)

Coadjutor Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1891.06.01 – 1895.12.06)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1895.12.06 – 1901.12.03)

Bishop José Sebastião Neto, O.F.M. Disc. (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1879.09.22 – 1883.08.09)

Soli deo omnis honor et gloria

Born:1841.02.08 (Lagos, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1865.04.01
Consecrated Bishop:1880.04.18
Created Cardinal:1884.03.24
Died:1920.12.07 (Villariño, Spain † 79)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1879.09.22 – 1883.08.09)

Patriarch of Lisboa (Portugal) (1883.08.09 – 1907.11)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. XII Apostoli (1886.06.10 – 1920.12.07)

Protopriest of Sacred College of Cardinals (1902.07.22 – 1920.12.07)

Bishop Tommaso Gomes de AlmeidaPermalink
(1871.08.04 – 1879.09.22)

Born:1836.01.13
Ordained Priest:1860.06.02
Consecrated Bishop:1872.01.21
Died:1903.01.03 († 66)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1871.08.04 – 1879.09.22)

Titular Bishop of Teja (1879.09.22 – 1883.08.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Goa (India) (1879.09.22 – 1883.08.09)

Bishop of Guarda (Portugal) (1883.08.09 – 1903.01.03)

Bishop Giuseppe Lino de OliveiraPermalink
(1863.12.21 – ?)

Born:1803.09.23 (Portugal)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1863.12.21 – ?)

Bishop Gioacchino Moreira Reis, O.S.B.Permalink
(1849.09.28 – ?)

Born:1812.05.01 (Portugal)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1849.09.28 – ?)

Bishop João Damasceno Da Silva PóvoasPermalink
(1814.12.19 – 1826.02.21)

Born:1780.10.26 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1803.11.20
Consecrated Bishop:1816.10.06
Died:1826.02.21 († 45)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1814.12.19 – 1826.02.21)

Bishop Joaquim Maria Mascarenhas Castello BrancoPermalink
(1802.12.20 – 1807.04)

Born:1749.06.15 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1780.05.20
Consecrated Bishop:1803.03.06
Died:1807.11.29 († 58)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1802.12.20 – 1807.04)

Bishop Luiz de Brito HomemPermalink
(1791.12.17 – 1802.05.24)

Born:1748.08.08
Ordained Priest:1777.09.20
Consecrated Bishop:1792.04.29
Died:1813.12.10 († 65)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1791.12.17 – 1802.05.24)

Bishop of São Luís do Maranhão (Brazil) (1802.05.24 – 1813.12.10)

Bishop Alexandre da Sagrada Familia Ferreira da Silva, O.F.M.Permalink
(1785.02.14 – 1787.11.23)

Born:1737.05.23
Ordained Priest:1763.12.28
Consecrated Bishop:1783.02.24
Died:1818.04.23 († 80)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1782.12.16 – 1785.02.14)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1785.02.14 – 1787.11.23)

Bishop of Angra (Portugal) (1815.12.18 – 1818.04.23)

Bishop Manoel de Santa Inês, O.C.D. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1745.12.15 – 1770.08.06)

Born:1704 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1728.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:1746.03.13
Died:1771.06.22 († 67)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1745.12.15 – 1770.08.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1770.08.06 – 1771.06.22)

Bishop Antônio de Nossa Senhora do Desterro Malheiro, O.S.B.Permalink
(1738.09.03 – 1745.12.15)

Born:1694.06.13 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1718.08.28
Consecrated Bishop:1739.01.25
Died:1773.12.05 († 79)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1738.09.03 – 1745.12.15)

Bishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (1745.12.15 – 1773.12.05)

Bishop João Franco de Oliveira (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1687.06.09 – 1692.01.09)

In Verbum Tuum

Born:1642
Consecrated Bishop:1687.10.05
Died:1715.08.02 († 73)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1687.06.09 – 1692.01.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1692.01.09 – 1701.04.18)

Archbishop-Bishop of Miranda (Portugal) (1701.04.18 – 1715.08.02)

Bishop Manuel da Natividade, O.F.M.Permalink
(1686.03.08 – 1686.03.18)

Born:1616 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1676
Died:1686.03.18 († 70)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1686.03.08 – 1686.03.18)

Bishop Francisco do Soveral, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1628 – 1642.01.05)

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-elect Simon Mascarenhas, O.F.M.Permalink
(1621.02.15 – 1623)

Born:1571 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1623.04.16
Died:1624.10.13 († 53)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1621.02.15 – 1623)

Bishop of São Salvador da Congo (Angola) (1623 – 1624.10.13)

Former Prelates


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