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Archdiocese of Niterói

Archidioecesis Nictheroyensis

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  • José Francisco Rezende Dias, Archbishop
  • Alano Maria Pena, O.P., Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 26 March 1960
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Rio de Janeiro
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 4,728 (1,826 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Leste I
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Curia Metropolitana, Rua Gaviao Peixoto 250, 24230-103 Niteroi, RJ, Brazil
  • Telephone: (021)3602-1700
  • Fax: 3602-1720

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Niterói (Nictheroy)
27 April 1892ErectedDiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro Diocese of Niterói (Nictheroy) (erected)
15 November 1895Territory LostDiocese of Niterói (Nictheroy) Diocese of Espírito Santo (erected)
Diocese of Petrópolis
16 July 1897Name ChangedDiocese of Niterói (Nictheroy) Diocese of Petrópolis
Diocese of Niterói (Nictheroy)
25 February 1908Name ChangedDiocese of Petrópolis Diocese of Niterói (Nictheroy)
4 December 1922Territory LostDiocese of Niterói (Nictheroy) Diocese of Barra do Piraí (erected)
4 December 1922Territory LostDiocese of Niterói (Nictheroy) Diocese of Campos (erected)
13 April 1946Territory LostDiocese of Barra do Piraí
Diocese of Niterói (Nictheroy)
Diocese of Petrópolis (erected)
26 March 1960Territory LostDiocese of Campos
Diocese of Niterói (Nictheroy)
Diocese of Valença
Diocese of Nova Iguaçu (erected)
Archdiocese of Niterói
26 March 1960ElevatedDiocese of Niterói (Nictheroy) Archdiocese of Niterói


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Niterói

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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