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Archdiocese of Niterói

Archidioecesis Nictheroyensis



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Bishop(s)

  • José Francisco Rezende Dias, Archbishop
  • Alano Maria Pena, O.P., Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 26 March 1960
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Rio de Janeiro
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 4,453 (1,719 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Leste I
  • Official Web Site: http://www.arquidioceseniteroi.org.br/
  • Mailing Address: C.P. 105.091, Rua Gaviao Peixoto 250, 24230-103 Niteroi, RJ, Brazil
  • Telephone: (021)61.02.200

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Niterói (Nictheroy)
27 April 1892ErectedDiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro Diocese of Niterói (Nictheroy) (erected)
15 November 1895Territory LostDiocese of Niterói (Nictheroy) Diocese of Espírito Santo (erected)
Diocese of Petrópolis
16 July 1897Name ChangedDiocese of Niterói (Nictheroy) Diocese of Petrópolis
Diocese of Niterói (Nictheroy)
25 February 1908Name ChangedDiocese of Petrópolis Diocese of Niterói (Nictheroy)
4 December 1922Territory LostDiocese of Niterói (Nictheroy) Diocese of Barra do Piraí (erected)
4 December 1922Territory LostDiocese of Niterói (Nictheroy) Diocese of Campos (erected)
13 April 1946Territory LostDiocese of Barra do Piraí
Diocese of Niterói (Nictheroy)
Diocese of Petrópolis (erected)
26 March 1960Territory LostDiocese of Campos
Diocese of Niterói (Nictheroy)
Diocese of Valença
Diocese of Nova Iguaçu (erected)
Archdiocese of Niterói
26 March 1960ElevatedDiocese of Niterói (Nictheroy) Archdiocese of Niterói

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Niterói
1966854,080954,08089.5%69371068,057428133ap1967
1970970,000979,08099.1%54369010,7774820842ap1971
19761,080,0201,233,02087.6%54328612,5583727347ap1977
19801,418,0001,546,00091.7%55419614,7705519053ap1981
19901,803,0001,963,00091.8%546011415,8157622757ap1991
19991,639,7791,906,73086.0%624610815,1836122257ap2000
20001,639,7791,906,73086.0%674511214,6406021657ap2001
20011,798,1752,090,90286.0%664611216,055176021157ap2002
20021,798,1752,094,28885.9%674210916,497175620758ap2003
20031,798,1752,094,28885.9%584210017,981175520758ap2004
20041,277,5162,094,28861.0%694111011,613175519558ap2005

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


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