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Archdiocese of Manaus

Archidioecesis Manaënsis

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  • Leonardo Ulrich Steiner, O.F.M., Cardinal, Archbishop
  • Zenildo Lima da Silva, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Edmilson Tadeu Canavarros dos Santos, S.D.B., Auxiliary Bishop
  • Joaquim Hudson de Souza Ribeiro, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Luiz Soares Vieira, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Mário Pasqualotto, P.I.M.E., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 16 February 1952
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Amazonas
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 91,631 (35,392 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Norte 1
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Curia Metropolitana, Av. Joaquim Nabuco 1023, 69020-030 Manaus, AM, Brazil
  • Telephone: (092)3212-9010/1

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Amazonas
27 April 1892ErectedDiocese of Belém do Pará Diocese of Amazonas (erected)
15 August 1907Territory LostDiocese of Amazonas
Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro
Territorial Abbey of Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro (erected)
23 May 1910Territory LostDiocese of Amazonas Prefecture Apostolic of Alto Solimões (erected)
Prefecture Apostolic of Tefé (erected)
15 December 1915Territory LostDiocese of Amazonas (Caratinga, Manhuaçu, Carangola, José Pedro (Ipanema), Mutum, and Aimorés) Diocese of Caratinga (erected)
4 October 1919Territory LostDiocese of Amazonas Territorial Prelature of Acre e Purus (erected)
3 March 1922Territory LostDiocese of Amazonas (S. Rita de Moura) Territorial Prelature of Rio Negro
1 May 1925Territory LostDiocese of Amazonas (Eumaytà and Porto Velho)
Diocese of São Luíz de Cáceres (San Antonio de Madeira)
Territorial Prelature of Porto Velho (erected)
1 May 1925Territory LostDiocese of Amazonas (Labrea, Canutama, and Florian Peixoto) Territorial Prelature of Lábrea (erected)
22 May 1931Territory LostDiocese of Amazonas (Juruà and Tarauacà) Territorial Prelature of Juruá (erected)
Archdiocese of Manaus
16 February 1952ElevatedDiocese of Amazonas Archdiocese of Manaus (and name change)
12 July 1955Territory LostArchdiocese of Manaus (Parintins, Maués, and Barreirinha) Territorial Prelature of Parintins (erected)
26 June 1961Territory LostArchdiocese of Manaus (City of Manicoré)
Territorial Prelature of Porto Velho (City of Humaitá)
Territorial Prelature of Humaitá (erected)
13 July 1963Territory LostArchdiocese of Manaus (Autazes, Axini, Borba, Canûma, Miriti, Nova Olinda do Norte, Novo Aripuana, and Prainha)
Territorial Prelature of Parintins (Parintine, Mundurucús, and Paraconi)
Territorial Prelature of Borba (erected)
13 July 1963Territory LostArchdiocese of Manaus (Aiapuá, Anania, Anori, Beruri, Cámara, Coarí, Codajás, Manacapuru, and Piorini) Territorial Prelature of Coari (erected)
13 July 1963Territory LostArchdiocese of Manaus (Eva, Itacoatiara, Itapeassu, Itapiranga, São Sebastiào, Silves, Urucará, and Urucurituba) Territorial Prelature of Itacoatiara (erected)
26 January 2009Territory AddedTerritorial Prelature of Itacoatiara (Rio Preto da Eva and Presidente Figueiredo) Archdiocese of Manaus


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

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Amazonas
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 8, Page 94
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 9, Page 50
  • Archdiocese of Manaus
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 44, Page 606, to Page 608
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 101, Page 824, and Page 825


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