Diocese of

Viana do Castelo

Portugal Portugal

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Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Viana do Castelo / Vianen(sis) Castelli (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Braga

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Assunção da Virgem Santa Maria (August 15)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: November 3

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.09.21 – ...):Bishop João Evangelista Pimentel Lavrador (68)Bishop João Evangelista Pimentel Lavrador (68)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Viana do Castelo (Roman Rite)

Bishop João Evangelista Pimentel Lavrador (68)Bishop João Evangelista Pimentel Lavrador (68)
(2021.09.21 – ...)

Bishop of Viana do Castelo (Portugal)

Tu segue me

Born:1956.02.18 (Mira, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1981.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:2008.05.07

Priest of Coimbra (Portugal) (1981.06.14 – 2008.05.07)

Titular Bishop of Luperciana (2008.05.07 – 2015.09.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Porto (Portugal) (2008.05.07 – 2015.09.29)

Coadjutor Bishop of Angra (Portugal) (2015.09.29 – 2016.03.15)

Bishop of Angra (Portugal) (2016.03.15 – 2021.09.21)

Bishop of Viana do Castelo (Portugal) (2021.09.21 – ...)

Bishop Anacleto Cordeiro Gonçalves de Oliveira
(2010.06.11 – 2020.09.18)

Servus omnium

Born:1946.07.17 (Cortes, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1970.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:2005.04.24
Died:2020.09.18 (Almodôvar, Portugal † 74)

Priest of Leiria–Fátima (Portugal) (1970.08.15 – 2005.02.04)

Titular Bishop of Aquæ flaviæ (2005.02.04 – 2010.06.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal) (2005.02.04 – 2010.06.11)

Bishop of Viana do Castelo (Portugal) (2010.06.11 – 2020.09.18)

Bishop José Augusto Martins Fernandes Pedreira
(1997.10.29 – 2010.06.11)

Born:1935.04.10 (Valença, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1959.07.12
Consecrated Bishop:1983.03.19
Died:2020.10.14 (Braga, Portugal † 85)

Titular Bishop of Elvas (1982.12.28 – 1997.10.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Porto (Portugal) (1982.12.28 – 1997.10.29)

Bishop of Viana do Castelo (Portugal) (1997.10.29 – 2010.06.11)

Bishop Armindo Lopes Coelho
(1982.10.15 – 1997.06.13)

Born:1931.02.16 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1954.08.01
Consecrated Bishop:1979.03.25
Died:2010.09.29 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Elvas (1978.11.16 – 1982.10.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Porto (Portugal) (1978.11.16 – 1982.10.15)

Bishop of Viana do Castelo (Portugal) (1982.10.15 – 1997.06.13)

Bishop of Porto (Portugal) (1997.06.13 – 2007.02.22)

Archbishop Júlio Tavares Rebimbas
(1977.11.03 – 1982.02.12)

In verbo tuo

Born:1922.01.21 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1945.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1965.12.26
Died:2010.12.06 († 88)

Bishop of Faro (Portugal) (1965.09.27 – 1972.07.01)

Titular Archbishop of Mitylene (1972.07.01 – 1977.11.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal) (1972.07.01 – 1977.11.03)

Archbishop-Bishop of Viana do Castelo (Portugal) (1977.11.03 – 1982.02.12)

Archbishop-Bishop of Porto (Portugal) (1982.02.12 – 1997.06.13)

Special Churches

Churches by City (353)

Tui–Vigo (↑), Ourense (↗), Braga (↘)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 2,255 km²

Population: 211,000 Catholics (91.1% of 231,488 total)

Pastoral Centres: 291 parishes

Personnel: 143 priests (134 diocesan, 9 religious), 97 religious (9 brothers, 88 sisters), 9 seminarians

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Pastoral Centres

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Last updated on 2024.02.22

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