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Federative Republic of Brazil (Brazil)

Brazil

Also known as: Brasilien (Deutsch), le Brésil (français), Brasile (Italiano), Brasil (español, Português), Brazylia (polski), 巴西 (正體中文), ブラジル (日本語), Brasilia (latine)

By Type (279)

Metropolitan Sees (Archdioceses) Metr. Archdiocese (46)

Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (222)

Territorial Prelatures Territorial Prelature (7)

Apostolic Exarchates Apostolic Exarchate (1)

Ordinariates for the Faithful of the Eastern Rite Ordinariate (1)

Military Ordinariates Military Ordinariate (1)

Personal Apostolic Administration Personal Apostolic Administration (1)


By Rite

Roman Rite (273): Abaetetuba, Afogados da Ingazeira, Alagoinhas, Almenara, Alto Solimões, Alto Xingu–Tucumã, Amargosa, Amparo, Anápolis, Aparecida, Apucarana, Aracaju, Araçatuba, Araçuaí, Araguaína, Assis, Bacabal, Bagé, Balsas, Barra, Barra do Garças, Barra do Piraí–Volta Redonda, Barreiras, Barretos, Bauru, Belém do Pará, Belo Horizonte, Blumenau, Bom Jesus da Lapa, Bom Jesus do Gurguéia, Bonfim, Borba, Botucatu, Bragança do Pará, Bragança Paulista, Brasília, Brejo, Caçador, Cachoeira do Sul, Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Caetité, Caicó, Cajazeiras, Camaçari, Cametá, Campanha, Campina Grande, Campinas, Campo Grande, Campo Limpo, Campo Maior, Campo Mourão, Campos, Caraguatatuba, Caratinga, Carolina, Caruaru, Cascavel, Castanhal, Catanduva, Caxias do Maranhão, Caxias do Sul, Chapecó, Coari, Colatina, Cornélio Procópio, Coroatá, Corumbá, Coxim, Crateús, Crato, Criciúma, Cristalândia, Cruz Alta, Cruz das Almas, Cruzeiro do Sul, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Diamantina, Diamantino, Divinópolis, Dourados, Duque de Caxias, Erexim, Estância, Eunápolis, Feira de Santana, Floresta, Floriano, Florianópolis, Formosa, Fortaleza, Foz do Iguaçu, Franca, Frederico Westphalen, Garanhuns, Goiânia, Goiás, Governador Valadares, Grajaú, Guajará-Mirim, Guanhães, Guarabira, Guarapuava, Guarulhos, Guaxupé, Humaitá, Iguatu, Ilhéus, Imperatriz, Ipameri, Irecê, Itabira–Fabriciano, Itabuna, Itacoatiara, Itaguaí, Itaituba, Itapetininga, Itapeva, Itapipoca, Ituiutaba, Itumbiara, Jaboticabal, Jacarezinho, Jales, Janaúba, Januária, Jardim, Jataí, Jequié, Ji-Paraná, Joaçaba, Joinville, Juazeiro, Juína, Juiz de Fora, Jundiaí, Lábrea, Lages, Leopoldina, Limeira, Limoeiro do Norte, Lins, Livramento de Nossa Senhora, Londrina, Lorena, Luz, Luziânia, Macapá, Maceió, Manaus, Marabá, Marajó, Mariana, Marília, Maringá, Miracema do Tocantins, Mogi das Cruzes, Montenegro, Montes Claros, Mossoró, Natal, Naviraí, Nazaré, Niterói, Nova Friburgo, Nova Iguaçu, Novo Hamburgo, Óbidos, Oeiras, Olinda e Recife, Oliveira, Ordinariado Militar do Brasil, Osasco, Osório, Ourinhos, Palmares, Palmas, Palmas–Francisco Beltrão, Palmeira dos Índios, Paracatu, Paraíba, Paranaguá, Paranavaí, Parintins, Parnaíba, Passo Fundo, Patos, Patos de Minas, Paulo Afonso, Pelotas, Penedo, Pesqueira, Petrolina, Petrópolis, Picos, Pinheiro, Piracicaba, Ponta de Pedras, Ponta Grossa, Porto Alegre, Porto Nacional, Porto Velho, Pouso Alegre, Presidente Prudente, Primavera do Leste–Paranatinga, Propriá, Quixadá, Registro, Ribeirão Preto, Rio Branco, Rio do Sul, Rio Grande, Rondonópolis–Guiratinga, Roraima, Rubiataba–Mozarlândia, Ruy Barbosa, Salgueiro, Santa Cruz do Sul, Santa Maria, Santarém, Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia, Santo Amaro, Santo André, Santo Ângelo, Santos, São Carlos, São Félix, São Gabriel da Cachoeira, São João da Boa Vista, São João del Rei, São João Maria Vianney, São José do Rio Preto, São José dos Campos, São José dos Pinhais, São Luís de Montes Belos, São Luís do Maranhão, São Luiz de Cáceres, São Mateus, São Miguel Paulista, São Paulo, São Raimundo Nonato, São Salvador da Bahia, São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Serrinha, Sete Lagoas, Sinop, Sobral, Sorocaba, Taubaté, Tefé, Teixeira de Freitas–Caravelas, Teófilo Otoni, Teresina, Tianguá, Tocantinópolis, Toledo, Três Lagoas, Tubarão, Uberaba, Uberlândia, Umuarama, União da Vitória, Uruaçu, Uruguaiana, Vacaria, Valença, Viana, Vitória, Vitória da Conquista, Votuporanga, Xingu–Altamira, Zé Doca

Armenian Church (1): América Latina e México

Greek-Melkite Church (1): Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo

Maronite Church (1): Nossa Senhora do Líbano em São Paulo

Ukrainian Church (2): Imaculada Conceição in Prudentópolis, São João Batista em Curitiba

Eastern Rite without proper Ordinary (1): Ordinariato para os Fiéis de Ritos Orientais no Brasil


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Changes in Dioceses | Vacant Dioceses | Former Dioceses


Apostolic Nunciature: Brazil Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro (69)

Conference of Bishops: Conferência Nacional dos Bispos do Brasil (C.N.B.B.) Archbishop Jaime Spengler, O.F.M. (63)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) Archbishop Jaime Spengler, O.F.M. (63)

CardinalsCardinals (6 electors/7 total)

Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis (87)Raymundo Damasceno Assis (87)

Cardinal João Bráz de Aviz (76)João Bráz de Aviz (76)

Cardinal Paulo Cezar Costa (56)Paulo Cezar Costa (56)

Cardinal Sérgio da Rocha (64)Sérgio da Rocha (64)

Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer (74)Odilo Pedro Scherer (74)

Cardinal Leonardo Ulrich Steiner, O.F.M. (73)Leonardo Ulrich Steiner, O.F.M. (73)

Cardinal Orani João Tempesta, O. Cist. (73)Orani João Tempesta, O. Cist. (73)

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Cathedrals Cathedrals (314)

Basilicas Basilicas (84)

National Shrines National Shrines (6)

World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (56)

Celebrations

Patron Saints: Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida (October 12), Saint Joseph of Anchieta (June 9)

Saints: 37 Saints, 16 Blesseds

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Geography

Continent: South America

Capital: Brasilia

Area: 8,515,767 km²

Population: 207,353,391

Neighbouring Countries: Argentina Argentina, ↙ Paraguay Paraguay, ← Bolivia Bolivia, ← Peru Peru, ↖ Colombia Colombia, ↖ Venezuela Venezuela, ↑ Guyana Guyana, ↑ Suriname Suriname, ↑ French Guiana French Guiana, ↓ Uruguay Uruguay

Cultural Summary

Religions: Roman Catholic 64.6%, other Catholic 0.4%, Protestant 22.2% (includes Adventist 6.5%, Assembly of God 2.0%, Christian Congregation of Brazil 1.2%, Universal Kingdom of God 1.0%, other Protestant 11.5%), other Christian 0.7%, Spiritist 2.2%, other 1.4%, none 8%, unspecified 0.4%

Languages: Portuguese (official and most widely spoken language)

Ethnic Groups: white 47.7%, mulatto (mixed white and black) 43.1%, black 7.6%, Asian 1.1%, indigenous 0.4%

Motto: Ordem e progresso (Portuguese) (Order and progress)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 8,514,215 km²

Catholic Population: 179,682,000 Catholics (84.2% of 213,318,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 12,277 parishes, 6,107 mission stations (300 with resident priest, 5,807 without resident priest), 33,092 other centres

Clergy: 461 bishops (266 diocesan, 195 titular), 22,763 priests (15,774 diocesan, 6,989 religious), 5,606 permanent deacons (5,568 diocesan, 38 religious)

Non-Clergy: 26,602 religious (2,264 brothers, 24,338 sisters), 1,779 members of secular institutes (9 brothers, 1,770 sisters), 7,692 major seminarians, 98,229 missionaries, 457,144 catechists

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Last updated on 2024.02.28

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