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Archdiocese of Fortaleza

Archidioecesis Fortalexiensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 10 November 1915
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Ceara
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 14,813 (5,721 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Nordeste I
  • Mailing Address: Curia Metropolitana, Av. Dom Manoel 3, 60060-090 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
  • Telephone: (085)4012-8156

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Fortaleza (Ceará)
6 June 1854ErectedDiocese of Olinda Diocese of Fortaleza (Ceará) (erected)
20 October 1914Territory LostDiocese of Fortaleza (Ceará) Diocese of Crato (erected)
10 November 1915Territory LostDiocese of Fortaleza (Ceará) Diocese of Sobral (erected)
Archdiocese of Fortaleza
10 November 1915ElevatedDiocese of Fortaleza (Ceará) Archdiocese of Fortaleza
7 May 1938Territory LostArchdiocese of Fortaleza Diocese of Limoeiro do Norte (erected)
28 January 1961Territory LostDiocese of Crato
Archdiocese of Fortaleza
Diocese of Iguatú (erected)
13 March 1971Territory LostArchdiocese of Fortaleza Diocese of Itapipoca (erected)
13 March 1971Territory LostArchdiocese of Fortaleza Diocese of Quixadá (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Fortaleza
19491,050,0001,200,00087.5%871001875,61420038551ap1951
19611,610,7701,789,74590.0%1201312516,41716035073ap1967
19701,635,4761,919,34385.2%1101262366,9291411,03871ap1971
19761,400,0001,610,40086.9%97771748,04510669062ap1977
19801,500,6601,705,33088.0%1001172176,91514984561ap1981*
19901,981,0002,328,00085.1%1101102209,0041621,34968ap1991
19992,200,0003,500,00062.9%1351302658,3012262,21576ap2000
20002,200,0003,500,70062.8%1441402847,7462512,21573ap2001
20012,360,5743,233,66473.0%1381402788,4912512,21578ap2002
20022,100,0003,263,51864.3%1371562937,16730087178ap2003
20032,316,7743,273,97570.8%1301462768,39428187180ap2004
20042,406,0003,400,65770.8%1451462918,26828187185ap2005
20062,466,0003,487,00070.7%1571463038,13828187190ap2007

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


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