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Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia

Archidioecesis Sancti Salvatoris in Brasilia



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 16 November 1676
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Bahia
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 3,859 (1,490 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Nordeste III
  • Official Web Site: http://www.arquidiocesesalvador.org.br/
  • Mailing Address: Curia Metropolitana, Av. Leovigildo Filgueiras 270, Garcia, 40100-000 Salvador, BA, Brazil
  • Telephone: (071)4009-6666; 4009-6600
  • Fax: 4009-6606; 4009-6635

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of São Salvador da Bahia
25 February 1551ErectedDiocese of São Salvador da Bahia (erected)
19 July 1575Territory LostDiocese of São Salvador da Bahia Territorial Prelature of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (erected)
Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia
16 November 1676ElevatedDiocese of São Salvador da Bahia Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia
3 January 1910Territory LostArchdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia Diocese of Aracajú (erected)
20 October 1913Territory LostArchdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia Diocese of Barra (do Rio Grande) (erected)
20 October 1913Territory LostArchdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia Diocese of Caetité (erected)
20 October 1913Territory LostArchdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia Diocese of Ilhéus (erected)
6 April 1933Territory LostArchdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia Diocese of Bonfim (erected)
10 May 1941Territory LostArchdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia Diocese of Amargosa (erected)
14 November 1959Territory LostDiocese of Barra (do Rio Grande)
Diocese of Bonfim
Diocese of Caetité
Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia
Diocese of Ruy Barbosa (Rui Barbosa) (erected)
21 July 1962Territory LostArchdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia Diocese of Feira de Santana (erected)
28 October 1974Territory LostArchdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia Diocese of Alagoinhas (erected)
15 December 2010Territory LostArchdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia Diocese of Camaçari (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia
19501,134,4581,370,92782.8%901602504,537170540103ap1951
19661,710,2301,829,00093.5%751332088,22222265284ap1967
19701,175,0001,850,00063.5%841272115,568219866082ap1971
19761,612,9831,702,98394.7%841071918,4441021165574ap1977
19802,000,0002,100,00095.2%9710219910,0501416262577ap1981
19902,680,0003,180,00084.3%11110821912,2373016867698ap1991
19992,700,5003,180,50084.9%11712223911,29930200696107ap2000
20002,174,7783,185,59468.3%1171232409,06132188650108ap2001
20012,661,9983,327,49880.0%12911424310,95444249673110ap2002
20022,487,5583,370,67573.8%1291322619,53046251741109ap2003
20032,292,6943,373,09868.0%1371182558,99048209751109ap2004
20042,495,4393,544,65870.4%1421212639,48849222775109ap2005
20102,284,4773,210,87871.1%1441392838,07293273797105ap2011

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


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