Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Porto Alegre

Brazil Brazil

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Porto Alegre / Portalegren(sis) in Brasilia (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Caxias do Sul, Montenegro, Novo Hamburgo, Osório

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Peter (Sunday nearest 06.29)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: August 10 (1986)

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2013.09.18 – ...):Archbishop Jaime Spengler, O.F.M. (63)Archbishop Jaime Spengler, O.F.M. (63)

President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil

President of Latin American Episcopal Council

Auxiliary Bishop (2019.04.10 – ...):Bishop Darley José Kummer (56)Bishop Darley José Kummer (56)

Titular Bishop of Elvas

Auxiliary Bishop (2022.05.17 – ...):Bishop Bertilo João Morsch (59)Bishop Bertilo João Morsch (59)

Titular Bishop of Bavagaliana

Auxiliary Bishop (2023.03.08 – ...):Bishop Juarez Albino Destro, R.C.J. (56)Bishop Juarez Albino Destro, R.C.J. (56)

Titular Bishop of Sufetula

Auxiliary Bishop (2023.09.20 – ...):Bishop Odair Miguel Gonsalves dos Santos, C.M. (58)Bishop Odair Miguel Gonsalves dos Santos, C.M. (58)

Titular Bishop of Cenæ

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Porto Alegre (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Jaime Spengler, O.F.M. (63)Archbishop Jaime Spengler, O.F.M. (63)
(2013.09.18 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil)
President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil
President of Latin American Episcopal Council

In cruce gloriari

Born:1960.09.06 (Gaspar, SC, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1990.11.17
Consecrated Bishop:2011.02.05

Titular Bishop of Patara (2010.11.10 – 2013.09.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (2010.11.10 – 2013.09.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (2013.09.18 – ...)

Vice-President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (2019.05.06 – 2023.04.24)

President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (2023.04.24 – ...)

President of Latin American Episcopal Council (2023.05.17 – ...)

Archbishop Dadeus Grings (87)Archbishop Dadeus Grings (87)
(2001.02.07 – 2013.09.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Porto Alegre (Brazil)

A Verdade Vos Libertará

Born:1936.09.07 (Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1961.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1991.03.15

Priest of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1961.12.23 – 1991.01.23)

Bishop of São João da Boa Vista (Brazil) (1991.01.23 – 2000.04.12)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (2000.04.12 – 2001.02.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (2001.02.07 – 2013.09.18)

Archbishop Altamiro Rossato, C.SS.R.
(1991.07.17 – 2001.02.07)

Fiat voluntas tua

Born:1925.06.23 (Tuparendi, RS, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1951.12.27
Consecrated Bishop:1986.03.02
Died:2014.05.13 († 88)

Bishop of Marabá (Brazil) (1985.12.08 – 1989.03.15)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1989.03.15 – 1991.07.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1991.07.17 – 2001.02.07)

Archbishop João Cláudio Colling
(1981.08.29 – 1991.07.17)

Illum oportet crescere

Born:1913.06.24 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1937.08.10
Consecrated Bishop:1950.01.29
Died:1992.09.03 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Corone (1949.12.12 – 1951.03.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Maria (Brazil) (1949.12.12 – 1951.03.23)

Bishop of Passo Fundo (Brazil) (1951.03.23 – 1981.08.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1981.08.29 – 1991.07.17)

Cardinal Alfredo Vicente Scherer
(1946.12.30 – 1981.08.29)

Evangelizare misit me

Born:1903.02.05 (Princípio, RS, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1926.04.03
Consecrated Bishop:1947.02.23
Created Cardinal:1969.04.28
Died:1996.03.09 (Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil † 93)

Priest of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1926.04.03 – 1946.06.13)

Titular Bishop of Hemeria (1946.06.13 – 1946.12.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1946.06.13 – 1946.12.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1946.12.30 – 1981.08.29)

Vice-President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1968 – 1970)

Cardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora de La Salette (1969.04.30 – 1996.03.09)

President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1970 – 1971)

Archbishop João Batista Becker
(1912.08.01 – 1946.06.15)

Pascam in judicio

Born:1870.02.24 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1896.08.02
Consecrated Bishop:1908.09.13
Died:1946.06.15 († 76)

Bishop of Santa Catarina (Brazil) (1908.05.03 – 1912.08.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1912.08.01 – 1946.06.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Vacaria (Brazil) (1934.09.08 – 1936.06.27)

Archbishop Cláudio José Gonçalves Ponce de Leon, C.M.
(1910.08.15 – 1912.01.09)

Born:1841.02.21 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1867.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1881.07.24
Died:1924.05.26 († 83)

Bishop of Goiás (Brazil) (1881.05.13 – 1890.06.26)

Bishop of São Pedro do Rio Grande (Brazil) (1890.06.26 – 1910.08.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre (Brazil) (1910.08.15 – 1912.01.09)

Titular Archbishop of Anazarbus (1912.01.09 – 1924.05.26)

Bishops of São Pedro do Rio Grande (Roman Rite)

Bishop Cláudio José Gonçalves Ponce de Leon, C.M. (later Archbishop)
(1890.06.26 – 1910.08.15)

(see above)

Bishop Sebastião Dias Laranjeira
(1860.09.28 – 1888.08.13)

Born:1820.01.20 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1844.03.10
Consecrated Bishop:1860.10.07
Died:1888.08.13 († 68)

Bishop of São Pedro do Rio Grande (Brazil) (1860.09.28 – 1888.08.13)

Bishop Feliciano José Rodrigues de Araujo Prates
(1851.05.05 – 1858.05.27)

Born:1781.07.13 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1804.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1853.05.29
Died:1858.05.27 († 76)

Bishop of São Pedro do Rio Grande (Brazil) (1851.05.05 – 1858.05.27)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (154)

Pelotas (↙), Santa Cruz do Sul (↖), Montenegro (↖), Novo Hamburgo (↑), Osório (→), Rio Grande (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 13,751 km²

Population: 2,165,721 Catholics (64.0% of 3,383,940 total)

Pastoral Centres: 160 parishes, 739 missions

Personnel: 332 priests (203 diocesan, 129 religious), 63 deacons, 1,357 religious (319 brothers, 1,038 sisters), 28 seminarians

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