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Archdiocese of Sorocaba

Archidioecesis Sorocabana

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Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 29 April 1992
  • Metropolitan See
  • Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Sao Paulo
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 4,053 (1,565 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Sul 1
  • Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Curia Metropolitana, Av. Dr. Eugenio Salerno 60, Santa Terezinha, 18035-430 Sorocaba, SP, Brazil
  • Telephone: (015)3221-6880
  • Fax: (same)

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Sorocaba
4 July 1924ErectedDiocese of Botucatu (Sorocaba, Porto Felix, Campo Largo, Piedade, Pilar, S. Miguel Archanjo, Sarapuhy, Itapetininga, Tatuhy, Cesario Large, Bella Vista de Taiuhy, Bufete, Pereiras, Conchas, Guarehy, Angatuba^ Laranjal, Boituva, Cerquilho, Tietê, Anhemby, Bury, Itabera, ...) Diocese of Sorocaba (erected)
24 April 1925Territory LostDiocese of Sorocaba (Piraju, Fartura, Anhembi, and Itahy (Itobi)) Diocese of Botucatu
24 April 1925Territory AddedDiocese of Campinas (Tieté and Porto Felix) Diocese of Sorocaba
5 February 1932Territory AddedDiocese of Botucatu (Parish of Itahy) Diocese of Sorocaba
5 February 1932Territory LostDiocese of Sorocaba (Parish of Bofate) Diocese of Botucatu
14 February 1958Territory AddedArchdiocese of São Paulo (Rest of Sorocaba) Diocese of Sorocaba
2 March 1968Territory LostArchdiocese of Botucatu (Factura, Itaí, Paranapanema, and Taguaí)
Diocese of Sorocaba (Barao de Antonina, Buri, Capao Bonito, Coronel Macedo, Guapiara, Itaberá, Itapeva, Itaporanga, Itararé, Ribeirão Branco, Ribeirão Vermelho do Sul, and Taquarituba)
Diocese of Santos (Apiai, Barra do Turvo, Iporanga, and Ribeira)
Diocese of Itapeva (erected)
Archdiocese of Sorocaba
29 April 1992ElevatedDiocese of Sorocaba Archdiocese of Sorocaba
15 April 1998Territory LostDiocese of Itapeva
Archdiocese of Sorocaba
Diocese of Itapetininga (erected) (Itapetininga, Tatui, Sao Miguel Arcanjo, Pilar do Sul, Angatuba, Paranapanema, Alambari, Campiña do Monte Alegre, Cesario Lange, Cápela do Alto, Guareí, Sarapui, Porangaba, and Torre de Pedra)


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

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Sorocaba
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 17, Page 243
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 17, Page 498, to Page 500
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 24, Page 118
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 50, Page 536, to Page 539
  • Archdiocese of Sorocaba
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 85, Page 5, and Page 6


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