Diocese of

Funchal

Portugal Portugal

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Funchal (Português) / Madeira / Funchalen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Lisboa

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint James Minor (May 1), Nossa Senhora do Monte (October 9)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: October 18

Liturgical Calendar 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: Casa Episcopal do Funchal, Largo Conde Ribeiro Real, 49 - C.P.4550, 9001-801 Funchal, Portugal

Phone: 291 742 917

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.01.12 – ...):Bishop Nuno Brás da Silva Martins (60)Bishop Nuno Brás da Silva Martins (60)

Vice-President of Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community

Ordinaries

Bishops of Funchal (Roman Rite)

Bishop Nuno Brás da Silva Martins (60)Bishop Nuno Brás da Silva Martins (60)
(2019.01.12 – ...)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal)
Vice-President of Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community

In verbo tuo

Born:1963.05.12 (Vimeiro, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1987.07.04
Consecrated Bishop:2011.11.20

Priest of Lisboa (Portugal) (1987.07.04 – 2011.10.10)

Titular Bishop of Elvas (2011.10.10 – 2019.01.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal) (2011.10.10 – 2019.01.12)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (2019.01.12 – ...)

Vice-President of Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (2023.03.22 – ...)

Bishop António José Cavaco Carrilho (81)Bishop António José Cavaco Carrilho (81)
(2007.03.08 – 2019.01.12)

Bishop emeritus of Funchal (Portugal)

Faz-te ao largo

Born:1942.04.11 (Loulé, Algarve, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1965.07.28
Consecrated Bishop:1999.05.29

Priest of Porto (Portugal) (1965.07.28 – 1999.02.22)

Titular Bishop of Tamalluma (1999.02.22 – 2007.03.08)

Auxiliary Bishop of Porto (Portugal) (1999.02.22 – 2007.03.08)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (2007.03.08 – 2019.01.12)

Bishop Teodoro de Faria (93)Bishop Teodoro de Faria (93)
(1982.03.10 – 2007.03.08)

Bishop emeritus of Funchal (Portugal)

Born:1930.08.24 (Funchal, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1956.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1982.05.16

Priest of Funchal (Portugal) (1956.09.22 – 1982.03.10)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1982.03.10 – 2007.03.08)

Bishop Francisco Antunes Santana
(1974.03.18 – 1982.03.05)

Born:1924.10.11 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1948.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1974.04.21
Died:1982.03.05 († 57)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1974.03.18 – 1982.03.05)

Bishop João Antonio da Silva Saraiva
(1965.11.21 – 1972.06.28)

Born:1923.09.20 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1946.07.28
Consecrated Bishop:1965.11.19
Died:1976.04.03 († 52)

Titular Bishop of Mopta (1965.08.30 – 1965.11.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of Évora (Portugal) (1965.08.30 – 1965.11.21)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1965.11.21 – 1972.06.28)

Bishop of Coimbra (Portugal) (1972.06.28 – 1976.04.03)

Bishop David de Sousa, O.F.M. (later Archbishop)
(1957.09.23 – 1965.11.15)

Christus urget nos

Born:1911.10.25 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1937.07.18
Consecrated Bishop:1957.11.10
Died:2006.02.05 († 94)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1957.09.23 – 1965.11.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Évora (Portugal) (1965.11.15 – 1981.10.17)

Bishop Antonio Emanuele Pereira Ribeiro
(1914.10.02 – 1957.03.22)

Born:1879.02.16 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1901.10.13
Consecrated Bishop:1915.02.07
Died:1957.03.22 († 78)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1914.10.02 – 1957.03.22)

Bishop Manuel Agostinho Barreto
(1876.09.29 – 1911.06.26)

Born:1835.12.07 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1877.02.04
Died:1911.06.26 († 75)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) ([1876.06.08] 1876.09.29 – 1911.06.26)

Bishop Aires de Ornelas de Vasconcelos (later Archbishop)
(1872.10.27 – 1874.07.23)

Born:1837.09.18 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1871.05.07
Died:1880.11.28 († 43)

Titular Bishop of Gerasa (1871.03.06 – 1872.10.27)

Coadjutor Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1871.03.06 – 1872.10.27)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1872.10.27 – 1874.07.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa (India) (1874.07.23 – 1880.11.28)

Bishop Patrício Xavier de Moura
(1859.04.15 – 1872.09.19)

Born:1800.08.03 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1823.02.09
Consecrated Bishop:1849
Died:1872.09.19 († 72)

Bishop of Santiago de Cabo Verde (Cabo Verde) (1845.05.31 – 1859.04.15)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1859.04.15 – 1872.09.19)

Bishop Manuel Martins Manso
(1850.05.20 – 1858.03.18)

Born:1793.11.21 (Portugal)
Died:1878.12.01 († 85)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1850.05.20 – 1858.03.18)

Bishop of Guarda (Portugal) (1858.03.18 – 1878.12.01)

Bishop José Xavier de Cerveira e Sousa
(1843.06.14 – 1848.04.18)

Born:1797.11.27 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1844.06.02
Died:1862.03.15 († 64)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1843.06.14 – 1848.04.18)

Bishop of Beja (Portugal) (1848.04.18 – 1859.01.07)

Bishop of Viseu (Portugal) (1859.01.07 – 1862.03.15)

Bishop Francisco José Rodrigues de Andrade
(1821.09.24 – 1838.05.02)

Died:1838.05.02

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1821.09.24 – 1838.05.02)

Bishop João Joaquim Bernardino de Brito
(1819.08.28 – 1820.07.26)

Died:1820.07.26

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1819.08.28 – 1820.07.26)

Bishop Luís Rodrigues Vilares
(1797.07.24 – 1810)

Died:1810

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1797.07.24 – 1810)

Bishop José da Costa e Torres (later Archbishop)
(1785.02.14 – 1796.06.22)

Born:1741.08.11 (Portugal)
Died:1813 († 72)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1785.02.14 – 1796.06.22)

Bishop of Elvas (1796.06.22 – 1806)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Braga (Portugal) (1806 – 1813)

Bishop Gaspar Afonso da Costa Brandão
(1756.07.18 – 1784.01.28)

Died:1784.01.28

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1756.07.18 – 1784.01.28)

Bishop João do Nascimento
(1741.01.02 – 1753.11.05)

Died:1753.11.05

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1741.01.02 – 1753.11.05)

Bishop Manuel Coutinho, O.Christ.
(1725.02.21 – 1741.02.25)

Born:1671
Consecrated Bishop:1725.05.13
Died:1742.08.07 († 70)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1725.02.21 – 1741.02.25)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1741.02.25 – 1742.08.07)

Bishop José de Sousa Castelo Branco
(1698.01.27 – 1725.02.18)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1698.01.27 – 1725.02.18)

Bishop José de Santa Maria Saldanha, O.F.M. Disc.
(1690.03.06 – 1696.12.17)

Died:1708.09.26

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1690.03.06 – 1696.12.17)

Bishop of Porto (Portugal) (1696.12.17 – 1708.09.26)

Bishop Estevão Brioso de Figueiredo
(1683.09.27 – 1689.05.20)

Born:1630 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1658.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1677.03.21
Died:1689.05.20 († 58)

Bishop of Olinda (Brazil) (1676.11.16 – 1683.09.27)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1683.09.27 – 1689.05.20)

Bishop António Teles da Silva, O.S.B.
(1674.12.17 – 1682.11.14)

Died:1682.11.14

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1674.12.17 – 1682.11.14)

Bishop Gabriel de Almeida, O. Cist.
(1670.12.15 – 1674.07.12)

Died:1674.07.12

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1670.12.15 – 1674.07.12)

Bishop Jerónimo Fernando
(1619.02.18 – 1650.05.02)

Died:1650.05.02

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1619.02.18 – 1650.05.02)

Bishop Lourenço de Távora, O.F.M. Cap.
(1609.10.24 – 1617.09.18)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1609.10.24 – 1617.09.18)

Bishop of Elvas (1617.09.18 – 1625)

Bishop Luís de Figueiredo e Lemos
(1585.12.11 – 1608.11.26)

Born:1544.08.21 (Portugal)
Died:1608.11.26 († 64)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1585.12.11 – 1608.11.26)

Bishop Gerónimo Barreto
(1573.04.27 – 1585.06.03)

Died:1589

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1573.04.27 – 1585.06.03)

Bishop of Faro (Portugal) (1585.06.03 – 1589)

Bishop Fernando de Távora, O.P.
(1569.11.14 – 1573)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1569.11.14 – 1573)

Bishop Jorge de Lemos, O.P.
(1556.03.09 – 1569.11.15)

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1556.03.09 – 1569.11.15)

Bishop Gaspar do Casal, O.E.S.A.
(1551.07.03 – 1556.03.09)

Consecrated Bishop:1552
Died:1584.08.09

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1551.07.03 – 1556.03.09)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1556.03.09 – 1579.11.27)

Bishop of Coimbra (Portugal) (1579.11.27 – 1584.08.09)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Funchal (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Martinho de Portugal
(1533.02.10 – 1547.11.15)

Died:1547.11.15

Metropolitan Archbishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1533.02.10 – 1547.11.15)

Bishops of Funchal (Roman Rite)

Bishop Diogo Pinheiro
(1514.06.12 – 1526)

Died:1526

Bishop of Funchal (Portugal) (1514.06.12 – 1526)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (107)

Angra (↖), Rabat (→), San Cristóbal de La Laguna (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 801 km²

Population: 240,000 Catholics (95.6% of 251,060 total)

Pastoral Centres: 96 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 93 priests (69 diocesan, 24 religious), 126 religious (27 brothers, 99 sisters), 1 seminarian

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

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