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Archdiocese of Teresina

Archidioecesis Teresiana

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Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 9 August 1952
  • Metropolitan See
  • Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Piaui
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 26,272 (10,147 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Nordeste 4
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Curia Metropolitana, Av. Frei Serafim 3200, 64001-020 Teresina, PI, Brazil
  • Telephone: (086)2106-2150
  • Fax: 3232-2254

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Piaui
20 February 1902ErectedDiocese of São Luís do Maranhão (Piauí) Diocese of Piaui (erected)
18 June 1920Territory LostDiocese of Piaui Territorial Prelature of Bom Jesus do Piauí (erected)
16 December 1944Territory LostDiocese of Piaui (Parnaiba, Luiz Gorreia, Barros, Burity dos Lopes, Petro Secundo, Periperi, Piracuruca, BataTha, and Porto Alegre) Diocese of Parnaíba (erected)
16 December 1944Territory LostDiocese of Piaui (Oeiras, Jaicos, Patrocinio, Paulista, Picos, Floriano, Jerumenha, and Simplicio Mendes) Diocese of Oeiras (erected)
Diocese of Teresina
16 December 1944Name ChangedDiocese of Piaui Diocese of Teresina
Archdiocese of Teresina
9 August 1952ElevatedDiocese of Teresina Archdiocese of Teresina
12 June 1975Territory LostDiocese of Parnaíba (Barras, Porto, and Nossa Senhora dos Bemedios)
Archdiocese of Teresina (Alto Longa, Beneditinos, Altos, Campo Maior, Capitâo de Campos, Castelo do Piauí, São João da Serra, José de Freitas, Miguel Alves, and Sao Miguel do Tapuio)
Diocese of Campo Maior (erected)
3 April 1987Territory AddedDiocese of Campo Maior (Miguel Alves) Archdiocese of Teresina
27 February 2008Territory LostDiocese of Oeiras-Floriano (Bela Vista do Piauí, Cajazeiras do Piauí, Campinas do Piauí, Colônia do Piauí, Conceição do Canindé, Floresta do Piauí, Isaías Coêlho, Oeiras, Santa Rosa do Piauí, Santo Inácio do Piauí, São Francisco de Assis do Piauí, São João da Varjota, São Miguel...)
Diocese of São Raimundo Nonato (Paes Landim and Socorro do Piauí)
Archdiocese of Teresina (Arraial, Barra D'Alcantara, Francisco Ayres, and Várzea Grande do Piauí)
Diocese of Oeiras


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

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Archdiocese of Teresina
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 45, Page 168, to Page 170
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 79, Page 600, and Page 601


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