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Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte

Archidioecesis Bellohorizontinus



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 1 February 1924
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Minas Gerais
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 7,240 (2,796 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Leste II
  • Official Web Site: http://www.arquidiocesebh.org.br/
  • Mailing Address: Curia Metropoitana, Av. Brasil 2079, 30140-002 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
  • Telephone: (031)3269-3100
  • Fax: 3269-3149

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Belo Horizonte
11 February 1921ErectedArchdiocese of Mariana Diocese of Belo Horizonte (erected)
Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte
1 February 1924ElevatedDiocese of Belo Horizonte Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte
20 December 1941Territory LostArchdiocese of Belo Horizonte Diocese of Oliveira (erected)
16 July 1955Territory LostArchdiocese of Belo Horizonte
Archdiocese of Diamantina
Diocese of Sete Lagoas (erected)
11 July 1958Territory LostDiocese of Aterrado
Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte
Diocese of Divinópolis (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte
1950900,000.0%13590225098ap1951
1958794,209.0%108155263015596878ap1960
19651,200,0001,300,00092.3%1241682924,1092101,25097ap1967
19701,300,000.0%16627243803471,500106ap1971
19762,150,0002,400,00089.6%1452293745,7483241,400116ap1977
19802,070,0002,300,00090.0%1562073635,7023191,300135ap1981
19903,067,0003,407,00090.0%1942644586,6964751,130177ap1991
19992,950,7203,934,29475.0%2463275735,1497891,488219ap2000
20003,004,1624,005,54975.0%2653095745,2338201,497223ap2001
20013,149,8624,199,81675.0%2683175855,3847771,396242ap2002
20023,244,2314,325,64275.0%2552935485,9207951,508242ap2003
20033,290,3154,387,08775.0%2683085765,7128591,416252ap2004
20043,162,5394,216,71975.0%2752975725,5289201,332257ap2005
20063,535,7154,715,08375.0%3023076095,8059501,612258ap2007
20123,324,0004,748,00070.0%3583727304,55358221,378266ap2013

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


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