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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

São Paulo

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 655 km²

Population: 5,061,200 Catholics (65.0% of 7,788,000 total) (2018)

Statistics: 307 parishes, 288 missions, 1,020 priests (376 diocesan, 644 religious), 103 deacons, 2,759 lay religious (782 brothers, 1,977 sisters), 52 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Campo Limpo, Guarulhos, Mogi das Cruzes, Nossa Senhora do Líbano em São Paulo, Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo, Osasco, Santo Amaro, Santo André, Santos, São Miguel Paulista

Neighbouring Dioceses: Campo Limpo (↙), Osasco (↖), Jundiaí (↖), Bragança Paulista (↑), Guarulhos (↑), São Miguel Paulista (↗), Santo André (→), Mogi das Cruzes (→), Santo Amaro (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Saint Paul of Tarsus (January 25)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: September 5 (1954)

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

All Churches (328)

Campo Limpo (↙), Osasco (↖), Jundiaí (↖), Bragança Paulista (↑), Guarulhos (↑), São Miguel Paulista (↗), Santo André (→), Mogi das Cruzes (→), Santo Amaro (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2007.03.21 – ...):Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer (71)Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer (71)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Andrea al Quirinale

Member of Council for the Economy

First Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council

Auxiliary Bishop (2014.04.30 – ...):Bishop Carlos Lema Garcia (65)Bishop Carlos Lema Garcia (65)

Titular Bishop of Álava

Auxiliary Bishop (2016.03.16 – ...):Bishop Luiz Carlos Dias (56)Bishop Luiz Carlos Dias (56)

Titular Bishop of Tunes

Auxiliary Bishop (2019.01.23 – ...):Bishop José Benedito Cardoso (59)Bishop José Benedito Cardoso (59)

Titular Bishop of Castellum minus

Auxiliary Bishop (2019.07.24 – ...):Bishop Jorge Pierozan (57)Bishop Jorge Pierozan (57)

Titular Bishop of Arena

Auxiliary Bishop (2020.07.08 – ...):Bishop Ângelo Ademir Mezzari, R.C.J. (64)Bishop Ângelo Ademir Mezzari, R.C.J. (64)

Titular Bishop of Fiorentino

Auxiliary Bishop (2020.12.16 – ...):Bishop Carlos Silva, O.F.M. Cap. (58)Bishop Carlos Silva, O.F.M. Cap. (58)

Titular Bishop of Summula

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of São Paulo (Roman Rite)

Twitter FeedCardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer (71)Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer (71)Permalink
(2007.03.21 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Andrea al Quirinale
Metropolitan Archbishop of São Paulo (Brazil)
Member of Council for the Economy
First Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council

In meam commemorationem

Born:1949.09.21 (São Francisco, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1976.12.07
Consecrated Bishop:2002.02.02
Created Cardinal:2007.11.24

Titular Bishop of Novi (2001.11.28 – 2007.03.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (2001.11.28 – 2007.03.21)

General Secretary of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (2003 – 2007)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (2007.03.21 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Andrea al Quirinale (2007.11.24 [2008.02.17] – ...)

Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion (2008.02.24 – 2014.01.15)

Member of Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organisational and Economic Problems of the Apostolic See (2009.05.09 – 2014.02.24)

First Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council (2019.05.15 – ...)

Member of Council for the Economy (2020.08.06 – ...)

Bishop Manuel Parrado Carral (74)Bishop Manuel Parrado Carral (74)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2006.12.03 – 2007.03.21)

Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M. (87)Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M. (87)Permalink
(1998.04.15 – 2006.10.31)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of São Paulo (Brazil)
Prefect emeritus of Congregation for Clergy
President emeritus of International Council for Catechesis

Vós sois todos irmãos

Born:1934.08.08 (Montenegro, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1958.08.03
Consecrated Bishop:1975.05.25
Created Cardinal:2001.02.21

Titular Bishop of Carcabia (1975.03.22 – 1975.12.29)

Coadjutor Bishop of Santo André (Brazil) (1975.03.22 – 1975.12.29)

Bishop of Santo André (Brazil) (1975.12.29 – 1996.05.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Fortaleza (Brazil) (1996.05.29 – 1998.04.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1998.04.15 – 2006.10.31)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana (2001.02.21 [2001.05.20] – ...)

Prefect of Congregation for Clergy (2006.10.31 – 2010.10.07)

President of International Council for Catechesis (2006.10.31 – 2010.10.07)

Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns, O.F.M.Permalink
(1970.10.22 – 1998.04.15)

Ex spes in spem

Born:1921.09.14 (Forquilhinha, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1945.11.30
Consecrated Bishop:1966.07.03
Created Cardinal:1973.03.05
Died:2016.12.14 (São Paulo, Brazil † 95)

Titular Bishop of Respecta (1966.05.02 – 1970.10.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1966.05.02 – 1970.10.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1970.10.22 – 1998.04.15)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Antonio da Padova in Via Tuscolana (1973.03.05 – 2016.12.14)

Protopriest of College of Cardinals (2012.07.09 – 2016.12.14)

Cardinal Agnelo RossiPermalink
(1964.11.01 – 1970.10.22)

Oportet illum regnare

Born:1910.05.14 (Joaquim Egidio, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1937.03.27
Consecrated Bishop:1956.04.15
Created Cardinal:1965.02.22
Died:1995.05.21 (Indaiatuba, Brazil † 85)

Bishop of Barra do Piraí (Brazil) (1956.03.05 – 1962.09.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ribeirão Preto (Brazil) (1962.09.06 – 1964.11.01)

President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1964 – 1970)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1964.11.01 – 1970.10.22)

Cardinal-Priest of Gran Madre di Dio (1965.02.25 – 1984.06.25)

Prefect of Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith (1970.10.22 – 1984.04.08)

Camerlengo of Sacred College of Cardinals (1976.05.25 – 1977.06.27)

President of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (1984.04.08 – 1989.12.06)

Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina–Poggio Mirteto (1984.06.25 – 1995.05.21)

Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (1986.12.19 – 1993.05.31)

Cardinal Dean of College of Cardinals (1986.12.19 – 1993.05.31)

Cardinal Carlos Carmelo de Vasconcelos MottaPermalink
(1944.08.13 – 1964.04.18)

In sinu Jesu

Born:1890.07.16 (Bom Jesus do Amparo, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1918.06.20
Consecrated Bishop:1932.10.30
Created Cardinal:1946.02.18
Died:1982.09.18 (Aparecida, Brazil † 92)

Titular Bishop of Algiza (1932.07.29 – 1935.12.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Diamantina (Brazil) (1932.07.29 – 1935.12.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Luís do Maranhão (Brazil) (1935.12.19 – 1944.08.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1944.08.13 – 1964.04.18)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pancrazio (1946.02.22 – 1982.09.18)

President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1952 – 1958)

Apostolic Administrator of Aparecida (Brazil) (1958.04.19 – 1964.04.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Aparecida (Brazil) (1964.04.18 – 1982.09.18)

Apostolic Administrator of Lorena (Brazil) (1970 – 1971.11.03)

Protopriest of Sacred College of Cardinals (1977.08.02 – 1982.09.18)

Archbishop José Gaspar d’Afonseca e SilvaPermalink
(1939.07.29 – 1943.08.27)

Ut omnes unum sint

Born:1901.01.06 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1923.08.12
Consecrated Bishop:1935.04.28
Died:1943.08.27 († 42)

Titular Bishop of Barca (1935.02.23 – 1939.07.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1935.02.23 – 1939.07.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1939.07.29 – 1943.08.27)

Archbishop Leopoldo Duarte e SilvaPermalink
(1908.06.07 – 1938.11.13)

Ipse firmitas et auctoritas mea

Born:1867.04.04 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1892.10.30
Consecrated Bishop:1904.05.22
Died:1938.11.13 († 71)

Bishop of Curitiba (Brazil) (1904.05.10 – 1906.12.18)

Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1906.12.18 – 1908.06.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1908.06.07 – 1938.11.13)

Bishops of São Paulo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Leopoldo Duarte e Silva (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1906.12.18 – 1908.06.07)

(see above)

Bishop José de Camargo BarrosPermalink
(1903.11.09 – 1906.08.04)

Venio in nomine Domini

Born:1858.04.30 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1883.03.11
Consecrated Bishop:1894.06.24
Died:1906.08.04 († 48)

Bishop of Curitiba (Brazil) (1894.01.16 – 1903.11.09)

Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1903.11.09 – 1906.08.04)

Bishop Antônio Cândido AlvarengaPermalink
(1898.11.28 – 1903.04.01)

Respice stellam voca Mariam

Born:1836.04.12 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1860.03.25
Consecrated Bishop:1878.03.31
Died:1903.04.01 († 66)

Bishop of São Luís do Maranhão (Brazil) (1877.09.21 – 1898.11.28)

Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1898.11.28 – 1903.04.01)

Bishop Joaquim Arcoverde de Albuquerque Cavalcanti (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1894.08.19 – 1897.08.31)

Domini fortitudo nostra

Born:1850.01.17 (Cimbres, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1874.04.04
Consecrated Bishop:1890.10.26
Created Cardinal:1905.12.11
Died:1930.04.18 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil † 80)

Bishop of Goiás (Brazil) (1890.06.26 – 1890.10.27 not possessed)

Titular Bishop of Argos (1892.08.26 – 1894.08.19)

Coadjutor Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1892.08.26 – 1894.08.19)

Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1894.08.19 – 1897.08.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (1897.08.31 – 1930.04.18)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Bonifacio ed Alessio (1905.12.14 – 1930.04.18)

Bishop Lino Deodato Rodrigues de CarvalhoPermalink
(1871.05.21 – 1894.08.19)

In omnibus caritas

Born:1826.09.23 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1850.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1873.03.09
Died:1894.08.19 († 67)

Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1871.05.21 – 1894.08.19)

Bishop Sebastião Pinto do RêgoPermalink
(1861.05.11 – 1868.04.30)

Born:1802.04.18 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1825.11.27
Consecrated Bishop:1862.05.18
Died:1868.04.30 († 66)

Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1861.05.11 – 1868.04.30)

Bishop Antônio Joaquim de MelloPermalink
(1851.05.05 – 1861.02.16)

Born:1791.09.29 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1814.10.04
Consecrated Bishop:1852.06.06
Died:1861.02.16 († 69)

Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1851.05.05 – 1861.02.16)

Bishop Manoel Joaquim Gonçalves de AndradePermalink
(1827.06.25 – 1847.05.26)

Born:1775 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1797.09.08
Consecrated Bishop:1827.10.28
Died:1847.05.26 († 72)

Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1827.06.25 – 1847.05.26)

Bishop Mateus de Abreu PereiraPermalink
(1795.06.01 – 1824.05.05)

Born:1742.08.08 (Brazil)
Consecrated Bishop:1795.09.13
Died:1824.05.05 († 81)

Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1795.06.01 – 1824.05.05)

Bishop Miguel da Madre de Deus da Cruz, O.F.M. Disc. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1791.12.17 – 1795.01.22)

Born:1739.05.08 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1763.09.24
Consecrated Bishop:1792.04.29
Died:1827.08.21 († 88)

Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1791.12.17 – 1795.01.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Braga (Portugal) (1815.09.04 – 1827.08.21)

Bishop Manoel da Ressurreição, O.F.M.Permalink
(1771.06.17 – 1789.10.21)

Born:1718.01.09
Ordained Priest:1741.02.25
Consecrated Bishop:1771.10.28
Died:1789.10.21 († 71)

Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1771.06.17 – 1789.10.21)

Bishop Antônio da Madre de Deus Galvão, O.F.M.Permalink
(1750.03.16 – 1764.03.19)

Born:1697.05.26 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1721.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1750.09.06
Died:1764.03.19 († 66)

Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1750.03.16 – 1764.03.19)

Bishop Bernardo Rodrigues NogueiraPermalink
(1745.12.15 – 1748.11.07)

Born:1695.04.16
Ordained Priest:1722.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:1746.03.13
Died:1748.11.07 († 53)

Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1745.12.15 – 1748.11.07)

Former Prelates


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