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Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife

Archidioecesis Olindensis et Recifensis

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  • Fernando Antônio Saburido, O.S.B., Archbishop
  • Antônio Tourinho Neto, Auxiliary Bishop
  • José Cardoso Sobrinho, O. Carm., Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Name Changed: 26 July 1918
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Pernambuco
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 4,058 (1,567 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Nordeste 2
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Av. Rui Barbosa 409, Gracas, 52011-040 Recife, PE, Brazil
  • Telephone: (081)3271-4270
  • Fax: 3222-6536

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Olinda
16 November 1676ErectedDiocese of Olinda (erected)
6 June 1854Territory LostDiocese of Olinda Diocese of Fortaleza (Ceará) (erected)
27 April 1892Territory LostDiocese of Olinda Diocese of Paraíba (erected)
2 July 1900Territory LostDiocese of Olinda Diocese of Alagôas (erected)
5 December 1910Territory LostDiocese of Olinda Diocese of Floresta (erected)
Archdiocese of Olinda
5 December 1910ElevatedDiocese of Olinda Archdiocese of Olinda
Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife
26 July 1918Name ChangedArchdiocese of Olinda Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife
2 August 1918Territory LostArchdiocese of Olinda e Recife Diocese of Garanhuns (erected)
2 August 1918Territory LostArchdiocese of Olinda e Recife Diocese of Nazaré (erected)
7 August 1948Territory LostArchdiocese of Olinda e Recife Diocese of Caruaru (erected)
13 January 1962Territory LostDiocese of Garanhuns
Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife
Diocese of Palmares (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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