Diocese of

Leiria–Fátima

Portugal Portugal

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Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Leiria–Fátima (Português) / Leirien(sis)–Fatimen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Lisboa

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora de Fátima (May 13), Saint Augustine of Hippo (August 28)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: July 13

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History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Bishop (2022.01.28 – ...):Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho, S.C.I. (70)Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho, S.C.I. (70)

President of Episcopal Conference of Portugal

Ordinaries

Bishops of Leiria–Fátima (Roman Rite)

Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho, S.C.I. (70)Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho, S.C.I. (70)
(2022.01.28 – ...)

Bishop of Leiria–Fátima (Portugal)
President of Episcopal Conference of Portugal

O Filho do Homem veio para servir e dar a vida

Born:1954.01.05 (Porto da Cruz, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1981.08.09
Consecrated Bishop:2015.10.25

Superior General of Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) (2003.05.27 – 2015.05.25)

Bishop of Setúbal (Portugal) (2015.08.24 – 2022.01.28)

President of Episcopal Conference of Portugal (2020.06.16 – ...)

Bishop of Leiria–Fátima (Portugal) (2022.01.28 – ...)

Cardinal António Augusto dos Santos Marto (76)Cardinal António Augusto dos Santos Marto (76)
(2006.04.22 – 2022.01.28)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria sopra Minerva
Bishop emeritus of Leiria–Fátima (Portugal)

Adjutores gaudii vestri / Servadores da vossa alegria

Born:1947.05.05 (Tronco, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1971.11.07
Consecrated Bishop:2001.02.11
Created Cardinal:2018.06.28

Priest of Vila Real (Portugal) (1971.11.07 – 2000.11.10)

Titular Bishop of Bladia (2000.11.10 – 2004.04.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Braga (Portugal) (2000.11.10 – 2004.04.22)

Bishop of Viseu (Portugal) (2004.04.22 – 2006.04.22)

Bishop of Leiria–Fátima (Portugal) (2006.04.22 – 2022.01.28)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Portugal (2008 – 2011)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Portugal (2013.06.19 – 2020.06.16)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria sopra Minerva (2018.06.28 [2018.11.25] – ...)

Bishop Serafim de Sousa Ferreira e Silva (93)Bishop Serafim de Sousa Ferreira e Silva (93)
(1993.02.02 – 2006.04.22)

Bishop emeritus of Leiria–Fátima (Portugal)

Born:1930.06.16 (Santa Maria de Avioso, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1954.08.01
Consecrated Bishop:1979.06.16

Priest of Porto (Portugal) (1954.08.01 – 1979.04.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Braga (Portugal) (1979.04.30 – 1981)

Titular Bishop of Lemellefa (1979.04.30 – 1987.05.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal) (1981 – 1987.05.07)

Coadjutor Bishop of Leiria–Fátima (Portugal) (1987.05.07 – 1993.02.02)

Bishop of Leiria–Fátima (Portugal) (1993.02.02 – 2006.04.22)

Bishop Alberto Cosme do Amaral
(1984.05.13 – 1993.02.02)

Born:1916.10.12 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1939.08.13
Consecrated Bishop:1964.08.23
Died:2005.10.07 († 88)

Titular Bishop of Tagaria (1964.07.08 – 1972.07.01)

Auxiliary Bishop of Porto (Portugal) (1964.07.08 – 1972.07.01)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1972.07.01 – 1984.05.13)

Bishop of Leiria–Fátima (Portugal) (1984.05.13 – 1993.02.02)

Bishops of Leiria (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alberto Cosme do Amaral
(1972.07.01 – 1984.05.13)

(see above)

Bishop João Pereira Venâncio, O.R.C.
(1958.09.13 – 1972.07.01)

Born:1904.02.08 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1929.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1954.12.08
Died:1985.08.02 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Eurœa in Epiro (1954.09.30 – 1958.09.13)

Auxiliary Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1954.09.30 – 1958.09.13)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1958.09.13 – 1972.07.01)

Prior General of Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross (1980 – 1984.06)

Bishop Giuseppe Alves Correia da Silva
(1920.05.15 – 1957.12.04)

Born:1872.01.15 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1894.08.05
Consecrated Bishop:1920.07.25
Died:1957.12.04 († 85)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1920.05.15 – 1957.12.04)

Bishop Joaquim Pereira Ferraz, O.S.B.
(1853.03.10 – 1873)

Born:1788.09.27
Died:1873 († 85)

Bishop of Bragança e Miranda (Portugal) (1849.09.28 – 1853.03.10)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1853.03.10 – 1873)

Bishop Manuel José da Costa
(1846 – 1851)

Died:1851

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1846 – 1851)

Bishop Guilherme Henriques de Carvalho (later Cardinal)
(1843.04.03 – 1845.11.24)

Born:1793.02.01 (Coimbra, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1819.06.05
Consecrated Bishop:1843.07.02
Created Cardinal:1846.01.19
Died:1857.11.15 (Lisboa, Portugal † 64)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) ([1840] 1843.04.03 – 1845.11.24)

Patriarch of Lisboa (Portugal) (1845.11.24 – 1857.11.15)

Bishop of Castelo Branco (Portugal) (1846 – 1857.11.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Portalegre (Portugal) (1846 – 1857.11.15)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria sopra Minerva (1854.11.30 – 1857.11.15)

Bishop João Inácio da Fonseca Manso
(1818 – 1834.06.11)

Died:1834.06.11

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1818 – 1834.06.11)

Bishop Manuel de Aguiar
(1790 – 1815)

Died:1815

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1790 – 1815)

Bishop Lourenço de Lencastre
(1780.09.18 – 1790.03.04)

Died:1790.03.04

Bishop of Elvas (1759.05.28 – 1780.09.18)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1780.09.18 – 1790.03.04)

Fr. António Bonifácio Coelho
(1779 – 1779)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1779 – 1779)

Bishop Miguel de Bulhões e Souza, O.P.
(1760.03.24 – 1779.09.14)

Born:1706 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1730.03.12
Consecrated Bishop:1746.06.29
Died:1779.09.14 († 72)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1746.03.28 – 1747.12.08)

Coadjutor Bishop of Belém do Pará (Brazil) (1747.12.08 – 1748.05.18)

Bishop of Belém do Pará (Brazil) (1748.05.18 – 1760.03.24)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1760.03.24 – 1779.09.14)

Bishop João Cosme da Cunha, C.R.S.A. (later Cardinal)
(1746.04.08 – 1760.03.24)

Born:1715.10.20 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1740.05.22
Consecrated Bishop:1746
Created Cardinal:1770.08.06
Died:1783.01.31 († 67)

Titular Bishop of Olimpus (1746.03.28 – 1746.04.08)

Coadjutor Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1746.03.28 – 1746.04.08)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1746.04.08 – 1760.03.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Évora (Portugal) (1760.03.24 – 1783.01.31)

Cardinal-Priest with no Title assigned (1770.08.06 – 1783.01.31)

Bishop Álvaro de Abranches e Noronha
(1694 – 1746.04.05)

Born:1661.06.07
Died:1746.04.05 († 84)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1694 – 1746.04.05)

Bishop José de Lencastre, O. Carm.
(1681.06.02 – 1694)

Died:1694

Bishop of Miranda (Portugal) (1677.04.26 – 1681.06.02)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1681.06.02 – 1694)

Bishop Domingos de Gusmão, O.P. (later Archbishop)
(1677 – 1678.06.06)

Died:1689.11.19

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1677 – 1678.06.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Évora (Portugal) (1678.06.06 – 1689.11.19)

Bishop Pedro Vieira da Silva
(1670 – 1676)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1670 – 1676)

Fr. Jerónimo de Mascarenhas
(1648 – 1648)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1648 – 1648)

Fr. Diogo de Sousa
(1640 – 1640)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1640 – 1640)

Bishop Pedro Barbosa de Eça
(1636 – 1640)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1636 – 1640)

Bishop Dinis de Melo e Castro
(1627 – 1636)

Died:1639

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1627 – 1636)

Bishop of Viseu (Portugal) (1636 – 1639)

Bishop of Guarda (Portugal) (1639 – 1639)

Bishop Francisco de Menezes
(1625 – 1627.07.05)

Died:1633.05

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1625 – 1627.07.05)

Bishop of Faro (Portugal) (1627.07.05 – 1633.05)

Bishop António de Santa Maria
(1616 – 1623)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1616 – 1623)

Bishop Rui Pires da Veiga
(1615 – 1615)

Died:1616.03.07

Bishop of Elvas (1612.10.22 – 1616.03.07)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1615 – 1615)

Bishop Martim Afonso Mexia
(1604 – 1619.12.02)

Died:1623.08.30

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1604 – 1619.12.02)

Bishop of Coimbra (Portugal) (1619.12.02 – 1623.08.30)

Bishop Pedro de Castilho
(1583.06.03 – 1604)

Born: (Portugal)
Died:1613.03.31

Bishop of Angra (Portugal) (1578.07.04 – 1583.06.03)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1583.06.03 – 1604)

Bishop António Pinheiro
(1579.11.27 – 1582.10)

Died:1582.10

Bishop of Miranda (Portugal) (1564.06.21 – 1579.11.27)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1579.11.27 – 1582.10)

Bishop Gaspar do Casal, O.E.S.A.
(1556.03.09 – 1579.11.27)

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)

Fr. Sancho de Noronha e Faro, O.E.S.A.
(1556 – 1556)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1556 – 1556)

Bishop Brás de Barros, C.R.S.A.
(1545 – 1556)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1545 – 1556)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (83)

Coimbra (↑), Santarém (↘), Lisboa (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 1,700 km²

Population: 248,412 Catholics (85.7% of 289,898 total)

Pastoral Centres: 73 parishes, 8 missions

Personnel: 155 priests (86 diocesan, 69 religious), 741 religious (81 brothers, 660 sisters), 2 seminarians

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