Diocese of

Lamego

Portugal Portugal

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Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Lamego (Português) / Lamacen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Braga

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Notes: United æque principaliter with Coimbra 1101.03.24–1116.06.18, with Porto 1116.06.18–1147

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Sebastian (January 20), Saint Augustine of Hippo (August 28)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: November 20

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2011.11.19 – ...):Bishop António José da Rocha Couto, S.M.P. (72)Bishop António José da Rocha Couto, S.M.P. (72)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Lamego (Roman Rite)

Bishop António José da Rocha Couto, S.M.P. (72)Bishop António José da Rocha Couto, S.M.P. (72)
(2011.11.19 – ...)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal)

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Born:1952.04.18 (Vila Boa do Bispo, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1980.12.03
Consecrated Bishop:2007.09.23

Superior General of Portuguese Missionary Society (2002.07.29 – 2007.07.06)

Titular Bishop of Azura (2007.07.06 – 2011.11.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Braga (Portugal) (2007.07.06 – 2011.11.19)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (2011.11.19 – ...)

Bishop Jacinto Tomás de Carvalho Botelho (88)Bishop Jacinto Tomás de Carvalho Botelho (88)
(2000.01.20 – 2011.11.19)

Bishop emeritus of Lamego (Portugal)

Born:1935.09.11 (Vila da Rua, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1958.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1996.01.20

Priest of Lamego (Portugal) (1958.08.15 – 1995.10.31)

Titular Bishop of Tacia montana (1995.10.31 – 2000.01.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Braga (Portugal) (1995.10.31 – 2000.01.20)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (2000.01.20 – 2011.11.19)

Bishop Américo do Couto Oliveira
(1995.01.05 – 1998.12.02)

Born:1929.01.22 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1953.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:1994.01.06
Died:1998.12.02 († 69)

Coadjutor Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1993.11.20 – 1995.01.05)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1995.01.05 – 1998.12.02)

Archbishop António de Castro Xavier Monteiro
(1972.07.01 – 1995.01.05)

Born:1919.12.01 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1942.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1964.05.03
Died:2000.08.13 († 80)

Titular Bishop of Ombi (1964.02.22 – 1966.02.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of Vila Real (Portugal) (1964.02.22 – 1966.02.03)

Titular Archbishop of Mitylene (1966.02.03 – 1972.07.01)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal) (1966.02.03 – 1972.07.01)

Archbishop-Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1972.07.01 – 1995.01.05)

Bishop Américo Henriques
(1971.02.02 – 1972.02.19)

Born:1923.10.06 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1947.07.19
Consecrated Bishop:1966.10.11
Died:2006.08.14 († 82)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1966.07.03 – 1967.04.15)

Titular Bishop of Tisili (1966.07.03 – 1971.02.02)

Coadjutor Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1967.04.15 – 1971.02.02)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1971.02.02 – 1972.02.19)

Bishop of Nova Lisboa (Angola) (1972.02.19 – 1976.04.13)

Bishop João da Silva Campos Neves
(1948.10.29 – 1971.02.02)

Born:1889.07.31 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1911.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1931.07.25
Died:1980.03.02 († 90)

Titular Bishop of Vatarba (1931.05.27 – 1948.10.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal) (1931.05.27 – 1948.10.29)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1948.10.29 – 1971.02.02)

Archbishop Ernesto Sena de Oliveira
(1944.06.17 – 1948.10.29)

Born:1892.04.30 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1916.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1931.07.25
Died:1972.10.13 († 80)

Titular Archbishop of Mitylene (1931.05.27 – 1944.06.17)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal) (1931.05.27 – 1944.06.17)

Archbishop-Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1944.06.17 – 1948.10.29)

Archbishop-Bishop of Coimbra (Portugal) (1948.10.29 – 1967.08.12)

Titular Archbishop of Octaba (1967.08.12 – 1971.01.27)

Bishop Agostino de Jesus e Souza
(1935.07.12 – 1942.05.16)

Born:1877.03.07 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1903.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1921.12.08
Died:1952.02.21 († 74)

Titular Bishop of Hauara (1921.08.04 – 1935.07.12)

Coadjutor Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1921.08.04 – 1935.07.12)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1935.07.12 – 1942.05.16)

Bishop of Porto (Portugal) (1942.05.16 – 1952.02.21)

Bishop Francisco José Ribeiro Vieira e Brito
(1902.06.09 – 1935.07.12)

Born:1850.06.05 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1892.03.27
Died:1935.07.12 († 85)

Bishop of Angra (Portugal) (1892.02.27 – 1902.06.09)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1902.06.09 – 1935.07.12)

Bishop Antonio Tomas da Silva Leitão e Castro
(1895.12.06 – 1901.12.03)

Born:1848.06.09 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1872.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:1883.12.08
Died:1901.12.03 († 53)

Bishop-Prelate of Mozambique (Mozambique) (1883.01.30 – 1884.03.27)

Titular Bishop of Lycopolis (1883.05.08 – 1884.03.27)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1884.03.27 – 1891.06.01)

Titular Bishop of Echinus (1891.06.01 – 1895.12.06)

Coadjutor Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1891.06.01 – 1895.12.06)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1895.12.06 – 1901.12.03)

Bishop António da Trindade de Vasconcellos Pereira de Mello
(1863.10.01 – 1895.12.06)

Born:1812.08.28 (Portugal)
Died:1895.12.06 († 83)

Bishop of Beja (Portugal) (1861.03.18 – 1863.10.01)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1863.10.01 – 1895.12.06)

Bishop José de Moura Coutinho
(1844 – 1861)

Died:1861

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1844 – 1861)

Bishop José da Assunção
(1833 – 1841)

Died:1841

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1833 – 1841)

Bishop José de Jesus Maria Pinto
(1821 – 1826)

Died:1826

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1821 – 1826)

Bishop João António Binet Pincio
(1786 – 1821)

Died:1821

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1786 – 1821)

Bishop Manuel de Vasconcellos Pereira
(1773.03.08 – 1786)

Died:1786

Bishop of Miranda (Portugal) (1770.08.06 – 1773.03.08)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1773.03.08 – 1786)

Bishop Nicolau Joaquim Torel da Cunha Manuel
(1771 – 1772)

Died:1772

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1771 – 1772)

Bishop Feliciano de Nossa Senhora
(1742 – 1771)

Died:1771

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1742 – 1771)

Bishop Manuel Coutinho, O.Christ.
(1741.02.25 – 1742.08.07)

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 Nuno Álvares Pereira de Melo
(1710 – 1733)

Born:1668.07
Died:1733 († 65)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1710 – 1733)

Bishop Tomás de Almeida (later Cardinal)
(1706.12.06 – 1709.07.22)

Born:1670.10.05 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1695.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:1707.04.03
Created Cardinal:1737.12.20
Died:1754.02.27 († 83)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1706.12.06 – 1709.07.22)

Bishop of Porto (Portugal) (1709.07.22 – 1716.12.07)

Patriarch of Lisboa Ocidental (Portugal) (1716.12.07 – 1740.12.13)

Cardinal-Priest with no Title assigned (1737.12.20 – 1754.02.27)

Patriarch of Lisboa (Portugal) (1740.12.13 – 1754.02.27)

Bishop António Vasconcelos e Sousa
(1692 – 1705.12.14)

Born:1645.08.28
Died:1717.12.23 († 72)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1692 – 1705.12.14)

Bishop of Coimbra (Portugal) (1705.12.14 – 1717.12.23)

Bishop José de Menezes (later Archbishop)
(1685.05.14 – 1692.03.10)

Died:1696.02.16

Bishop of Faro (Portugal) (1680.04.01 – 1685.05.14)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1685.05.14 – 1692.03.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Braga (Portugal) (1692.03.10 – 1696.02.16)

Bishop José de Menezes
(1685 – 1692)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1685 – 1692)

Bishop Luís da Silva Teles (later Archbishop)
(1677.03.08 – 1685.04.09)

Born:1631
Died:1703.01.13 († 71)

Titular Bishop of Titopolis (1671.07.01 – 1677.03.08)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1677.03.08 – 1685.04.09)

Bishop of Guarda (Portugal) (1685.04.09 – 1691.08.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Évora (Portugal) (1691.08.27 – 1703.01.13)

Bishop Luís de Sousa (later Archbishop)
(1670 – 1677.02.08)

Born:1636 (Portugal)
Died:1690.04.29 († 53)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1670 – 1677.02.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Braga (Portugal) (1677.02.08 – 1690.04.29)

Bishop Miguel de Portugal
(1636 – 1643)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1636 – 1643)

Bishop João Coutinho (later Archbishop)
(1627.06.14 – 1635.12.03)

Died:1643.09.12

Bishop of Faro (Portugal) (1617.11.20 – 1627.06.14)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1627.06.14 – 1635.12.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Évora (Portugal) (1635.12.03 – 1643.09.12)

Bishop João de Lencastre
(1622 – 1626)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1622 – 1626)

Bishop Martim Afonso Mexia de Tovar
(1615 – 1619)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1615 – 1619)

Bishop Martins Afonso de Melo
(1599 – 1613)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1599 – 1613)

Bishop António Teles de Menezes
(1579 – 1598)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1579 – 1598)

Bishop Simão de Sá Pereira
(1575 – 1579)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1575 – 1579)

Bishop of Porto (Portugal) (1579 – 1581)

Bishop Manuel de Menezes
(1570 – 1573.12.16)

Died:1578.08.04

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1570 – 1573.12.16)

Bishop of Coimbra (Portugal) (1573.12.16 – 1578.08.04)

Bishop Manuel de Noronha
(1551 – 1564)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1551 – 1564)

Bishop Agostinho Ribeiro
(1540 – 1549)

Bishop of Angra (Portugal) (1534.11.05 – 1540)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1540 – 1549)

Bishop Fernando de Menezes Coutinho e Vasconcelos (later Archbishop)
(1513 – 1540.09.24)

Born:1480? (Portugal)
Died:1564.01.07 († 83)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1513 – 1540.09.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lisboa (Portugal) (1540.09.24 – 1564.01.07)

Bishop João Camelo Madureira
(1502.01.24 – 1513)

Bishop of Silves (Portugal) (1486.01.27 – 1502.01.24)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1502.01.24 – 1513)

Bishop João Camelo de Madureira
(1502 – 1513)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1502 – 1513)

Bishop Fernando Coutinho
(1492 – 1502.01.24)

Died:1536

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1492 – 1502.01.24)

Bishop of Silves (Portugal) (1502.01.24 – 1536)

Bishop Gomes de Miranda
(1479 – 1492)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1479 – 1492)

Bishop Pedro Martins
(1477.09.24 – 1478)

Died:1478

Bishop of Ceuta (Spain) (1477.03.28 – 1477.09.24)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1477.09.24 – 1478)

Bishop Gomes de Abreu
(? – 1464)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (? – 1464)

Bishop João da Costa
(1448 – ?)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1448 – ?)

Bishop João Vicente
(1432 – 1446)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1432 – 1446)

Bishop of Viseu (Portugal) (1444 – 1463)

Bishop Luis Gonçalves de Amaral
(1426.06.05 – 1430.09.25)

Born: (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1426?
Died:1444.02.10

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1426.06.05 – 1430.09.25)

Bishop of Viseu (Portugal) (1430.09.25 – 1439.09.09)

Bishop Luís do Amaral
(1426 – 1431)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1426 – 1431)

Bishop Garcia de Menezes
(1421.06.25 – 1426.04.10)

Died:1430

Bishop of Silves (Portugal) (1418.07.15 – 1421.06.25)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1421.06.25 – 1426.04.10)

Bishop of Viseu (Portugal) (1426.04.10 – 1430)

Bishop Álvaro de Abreu Falcão
(1419 – 1421.06.25)

Died:1440

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1419 – 1421.06.25)

Bishop of Silves (Portugal) (1421.06.25 – 1429.02.11)

Bishop of Évora (Portugal) (1429.02.11 – 1440)

Bishop Gonçalo Gonçalves
(1393 – 1419)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1393 – 1419)

Apostolic Administrator of Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain) (1403 – 1408)

Bishop Lourenço
(1363 – 1393)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1363 – 1393)

Bishop Durando
(1350 – 1362)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1350 – 1362)

Bishop Salvado Martins
(1331 – 1349)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1331 – 1349)

Bishop Rodrigo de Oliveira
(1312 – 1330)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1312 – 1330)

Bishop Diogo
(1309 – 1310)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1309 – 1310)

Bishop Afonso das Astúrias
(1302 – 1307)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1302 – 1307)

Bishop Vasco Martins de Alvelos
(1297 – 1302)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1313.10.23

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1297 – 1302)

Bishop of Guarda (Portugal) (1302 – 1313.10.23)

Bishop João
(1285 – 1296)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1285 – 1296)

Bishop Gonçalo
(1275 – 1282)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1275 – 1282)

Fr. Domingos Pais
(1271 – 1274)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1271 – 1274)

Bishop Pedro Anes
(1257 – 1270)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1257 – 1270)

Bishop Egas Pais
(1248 – 1257)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1248 – 1257)

Bishop Martinho
(1247 – 1248)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1247 – 1248)

Bishop Paio Furtado
(1211 – 1246)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1211 – 1246)

Bishop Pedro Mendes
(1196 – 1209)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1196 – 1209)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Braga (Portugal) (1209 – 1212 not possessed)

Bishop João
(1190 – 1196)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1190 – 1196)

Bishop Godinho Afonso
(1174 – 1189)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1174 – 1189)

Bishop Mendo
(1147 – 1173)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (1147 – 1173)

Bishop Pedro
(? – 1071)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (? – 1071)

Bishop Jacobo
(? – 981)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (? – 981)

Bishop Ornato
(? – 955)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (? – 955)

Bishop Pantaleão
(? – 935)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (? – 935)

Bishop Ornato
(? – 920)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (? – 920)

Bishop Argimiro
(? – 893)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (? – 893)

Bishop Branderico
(? – 886)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (? – 886)

Bishop Fiôncio
(? – 693)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (? – 693)

Bishop Gundulfo
(? – 683)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (? – 683)

Bishop Teodísculo
(? – 666)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (? – 666)

Bishop Filimiro
(? – 653)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (? – 653)

Bishop Vitarico
(? – 646)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (? – 646)

Bishop Profuturo
(? – 638)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (? – 638)

Bishop Filipe
(? – 589)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (? – 589)

Bishop Sardinário
(? – 572)

Bishop of Lamego (Portugal) (? – 572)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (292)

Porto (←), Vila Real (↑), Bragança–Miranda (↗), Guarda (↘), Viseu (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 2,848 km²

Population: 153,970 Catholics (98.0% of 157,070 total)

Pastoral Centres: 223 parishes

Personnel: 111 priests (107 diocesan, 4 religious), 2 deacons, 36 religious (4 brothers, 32 sisters), 7 seminarians

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