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Archdiocese of Maputo

Archidioecesis Maputensis

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  • Francisco Chimoio, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop
  • João Carlos Hatoa Nunes, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Alexandre José Maria dos Santos, O.F.M., Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Name Changed: 18 September 1976
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Mozambique
  • Square Kilometers: 25,238 (9,748 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Paco Arquiepeiscopal, Avenida Eduardo Mondlane 1448, C.P. 258, Maputo, Mocambique
  • Telephone:
  • Fax:

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Apostolic Administration of Mozambico
21 January 1612ErectedDiocese of São Tomé e Príncipe Apostolic Administration of Mozambico (erected)
Territorial Prelature of Mozambico
1783ElevatedApostolic Administration of Mozambico Territorial Prelature of Mozambico
4 September 1940Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Mozambico Diocese of Beira (erected)
4 September 1940Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Mozambico Diocese of Nampula (erected)
Archdiocese of Lourenço Marques
4 September 1940ElevatedTerritorial Prelature of Mozambico Archdiocese of Lourenço Marques
3 August 1962Territory LostArchdiocese of Lourenço Marques Diocese of Inhambane (erected)
19 June 1970Territory LostArchdiocese of Lourenço Marques Diocese of João Belo (erected)
Archdiocese of Maputo
18 September 1976Name ChangedArchdiocese of Lourenço Marques Archdiocese of Maputo


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Lourenço Marques
Archdiocese of Maputo

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

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