Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Juiz de Fora

Brazil Brazil

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Juiz de Fora / Iudiciforen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Leopoldina, São João del Rei

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Santo António de Lisboa (June 13)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: June 12 (1988)

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2009.01.28 – ...):Archbishop Gil Antônio Moreira (73)Archbishop Gil Antônio Moreira (73)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Juiz de Fora (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Gil Antônio Moreira (73)Archbishop Gil Antônio Moreira (73)
(2009.01.28 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Juiz de Fora (Brazil)

Scis amo te

Born:1950.10.09 (Itapecerica, MG, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1976.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1999.10.16

Priest of Divinópolis (Brazil) (1976.12.18 – 1999.07.14)

Titular Bishop of Turris in Mauretania (1999.07.14 – 2004.01.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1999.07.14 – 2004.01.07)

Bishop of Jundiaí (Brazil) (2004.01.07 – 2009.01.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Juiz de Fora (Brazil) (2009.01.28 – ...)

Archbishop Eurico dos Santos Veloso
(2001.11.28 – 2009.01.28)

In gentibus evangelizare

Born:1933.04.13 (Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1962.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1987.07.05
Died:2023.09.30 (Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil † 90)

Priest of Juiz de Fora (Brazil) (1962.09.22 – 1987.03.12)

Titular Bishop of Selia (1987.03.12 – 1991.05.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Juiz de Fora (Brazil) (1987.03.12 – 1991.05.22)

Coadjutor Bishop of Luz (Brazil) (1991.05.22 – 1994.05.18)

Bishop of Luz (Brazil) (1994.05.18 – 2001.11.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Juiz de Fora (Brazil) (2001.11.28 – 2009.01.28)

Archbishop Clóvis Frainer, O.F.M. Cap.
(1991.05.22 – 2001.11.28)

Evangelizare misit me

Born:1931.03.23 (Veranópolis, RS, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1955.03.27
Consecrated Bishop:1978.04.09
Died:2017.04.04 (Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil † 86)

Bishop-Prelate of Coxim (Brazil) (1978.01.03 – 1985.01.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Manaus (Brazil) (1985.01.05 – 1991.05.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Juiz de Fora (Brazil) (1991.05.22 – 2001.11.28)

Archbishop Juvenal Roriz, C.SS.R.
(1978.05.05 – 1990.02.07)

Born:1920.10.12 (Goias, GO, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1946.07.28
Consecrated Bishop:1967.10.11
Died:1994.12.13 († 74)

Bishop-Prelate of Rubiataba (Brazil) (1966.10.27 – 1978.05.05)

Titular Bishop of Lemellefa (1967.08.15 – 1978.05.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Juiz de Fora (Brazil) (1978.05.05 – 1990.02.07)

Archbishop Geraldo María de Morais Penido
(1962.04.14 – 1977.12.01)

Born:1918.09.06 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1942.04.04
Consecrated Bishop:1956.05.11
Died:2002.11.15 († 84)

Auxiliary Bishop of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (1956.03.10 – 1957.11.30)

Titular Bishop of Avissa (1956.03.10 – 1958.06.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Juiz de Fora (Brazil) (1957.11.30 – 1958.06.09)

Bishop of Juiz de Fora (Brazil) (1958.06.09 – 1962.04.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Juiz de Fora (Brazil) (1962.04.14 – 1977.12.01)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Aparecida (Brazil) (1977.12.01 – 1982.09.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Aparecida (Brazil) (1982.09.18 – 1995.07.12)

Bishops of Juiz de Fora (Roman Rite)

Bishop Geraldo María de Morais Penido (later Archbishop)
(1958.06.09 – 1962.04.14)

(see above)

Bishop Justino José de Sant’Ana
(1924.07.04 – 1958.06.09)

Born:1878.12.12 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1904.11.01
Consecrated Bishop:1925.01.20
Died:1958.06.09 († 79)

Bishop of Juiz de Fora (Brazil) (1924.07.04 – 1958.06.09)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (102)

Valença (↙), Barra do Piraí–Volta Redonda (↙), Campanha (←), São João del Rei (↖), Mariana (↑), Leopoldina (→), Nova Friburgo (↘), Petrópolis (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 12,000 km²

Population: 641,000 Catholics (77.0% of 832,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 91 parishes, 750 missions

Personnel: 159 priests (119 diocesan, 40 religious), 48 deacons, 163 religious (78 brothers, 85 sisters), 177 seminarians

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