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Archdiocese of Porto Alegre

Archidioecesis Portalegrensis in Brasilia



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Bishop(s)

  • Jaime Spengler, O.F.M., Archbishop
  • Agenor Girardi, M.S.C., Auxiliary Bishop
  • Dadeus Grings, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 15 August 1910
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Rio Grande do Sul
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 18,068 (6,978 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Sul III
  • Official Web Site: http://arquidiocesepoa.org.br/
  • Mailing Address: Rua Espirito Santo 95, 90010-370 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
  • Telephone: (051) 228-6199

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande do Sul
7 May 1848ErectedDiocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande do Sul (erected)
15 August 1910Territory LostDiocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande do Sul Diocese of Pelotas (erected)
15 August 1910Territory LostDiocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande do Sul Diocese of Uruguaiana (erected)
15 August 1910Territory LostDiocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande do Sul Diocese of Santa Maria (erected)
Archdiocese of Porto Alegre
15 August 1910ElevatedDiocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande do Sul Archdiocese of Porto Alegre
8 September 1934Territory LostArchdiocese of Porto Alegre Diocese of Caxias (erected)
8 September 1934Territory LostArchdiocese of Porto Alegre Territorial Prelature of Vacaria (erected)
20 June 1959Territory LostArchdiocese of Porto Alegre Diocese of Santa Cruz do Sul (erected)
2 February 1980Territory LostArchdiocese of Porto Alegre Diocese of Novo Hamburgo (erected)
10 November 1999Territory LostDiocese of Caxias do Sul
Archdiocese of Porto Alegre
Diocese of Osório (erected)
2 July 2008Territory LostArchdiocese of Porto Alegre Diocese of Montenegro (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Porto Alegre
1950950,0001,210,00078.5%1792324112,3118691,499137ap1951
19651,260,0001,562,49080.6%2332514842,6038742,539157ap1967
19701,850,0002,309,73080.1%2382865243,53067212,548174ap1971
19761,980,0002,381,23083.2%2162664824,107117962,700182ap1977
19802,202,0002,648,00083.2%2242815054,360197352,303186ap1981
19902,423,0003,034,47379.8%1961703666,620305891,870167ap1991
19992,608,7073,265,57779.9%2242634875,356215341,650160ap2000
20002,608,7073,265,57779.9%2192634825,412246871,650160ap2001
20012,972,7493,304,05490.0%2472805275,640217201,828167ap2002
20022,990,5003,304,05490.5%2362124486,675166621,900176ap2003
20032,475,3983,306,65774.9%2341944285,783225701,317179ap2004
20042,475,3983,306,65774.9%2261744006,188335141,521177ap2005

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


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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