Metropolitan Archdiocese of

São Salvador da Bahia

Brazil Brazil

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese, Primatial See of Brazil

Name: São Salvador da Bahia (Português) / Sancti Salvatoris (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Alagoinhas, Amargosa, Camaçari, Cruz das Almas, Eunápolis, Ilhéus, Itabuna, Teixeira de Freitas–Caravelas

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Websites:

Celebrations

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: June 25 (1672)

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2020.03.11 – ...):Cardinal Sérgio da Rocha (64)Cardinal Sérgio da Rocha (64)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Via Flaminia

Member of Council of Cardinals

Auxiliary Bishop (2013.09.25 – ...):Bishop Marco Eugênio Galrão Leite de Almeida (65)Bishop Marco Eugênio Galrão Leite de Almeida (65)

Titular Bishop of Albulæ

Auxiliary Bishop (2020.11.04 – ...):Bishop Dorival Souza Barreto Júnior (59)Bishop Dorival Souza Barreto Júnior (59)

Titular Bishop of Tindari

Auxiliary Bishop (2020.11.04 – ...):Bishop Valter Magno de Carvalho (51)Bishop Valter Magno de Carvalho (51)

Titular Bishop of Giufi

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of São Salvador da Bahia (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Sérgio da Rocha (64)Cardinal Sérgio da Rocha (64)
(2020.03.11 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Via Flaminia
Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil)
Member of Council of Cardinals

Omnia in Caritate

Born:1959.10.21 (Dobrada, SP, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1984.12.14
Consecrated Bishop:2001.08.11
Created Cardinal:2016.11.19

Priest of São Carlos (Brazil) (1984.12.14 – 2001.06.13)

Titular Bishop of Alba (2001.06.13 – 2007.01.31)

Auxiliary Bishop of Fortaleza (Brazil) (2001.06.13 – 2007.01.31)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Teresina (Brazil) (2007.01.31 – 2008.09.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Teresina (Brazil) (2008.09.03 – 2011.06.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brasília (Brazil) (2011.06.15 – 2020.03.11)

President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (2015.04.20 – 2019.05.06)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Via Flaminia (2016.11.19 [2017.04.23] – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (2020.03.11 – ...)

Member of Council of Cardinals (2023.03.07 – ...)

Archbishop Murilo Sebastião Ramos Krieger, S.C.I. (80)Archbishop Murilo Sebastião Ramos Krieger, S.C.I. (80)
(2011.01.12 – 2020.03.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil)

Deus caritas est

Born:1943.09.19 (Brusque, SC, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1969.12.07
Consecrated Bishop:1985.04.28

Titular Bishop of Lysinia (1985.02.16 – 1991.05.08)

Auxiliary Bishop of Florianópolis (Brazil) (1985.02.16 – 1991.05.08)

Bishop of Ponta Grossa (Brazil) (1991.05.08 – 1997.05.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maringá (Brazil) (1997.05.07 – 2002.02.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Florianópolis (Brazil) (2002.02.20 – 2011.01.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (2011.01.12 – 2020.03.11)

Vice-President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (2015.04.20 – 2019.05.06)

Cardinal Geraldo Majella Agnelo
(1999.01.13 – 2011.01.12)

Caritas cum fide

Born:1933.10.19 (Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1957.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:1978.08.06
Created Cardinal:2001.02.21
Died:2023.08.26 (Londrina, PR, Brazil † 89)

Priest of São Paulo (Brazil) (1957.06.27 – 1978.05.05)

Bishop of Toledo (Brazil) (1978.05.05 – 1982.10.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Londrina (Brazil) (1982.10.04 – 1991.09.16)

Secretary of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (1991.09.16 – 1999.01.13)

Second Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1999 – 2003)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1999.01.13 – 2011.01.12)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Gregorio Magno alla Magliana Nuova (2001.02.21 [2001.05.20] – 2023.08.26)

President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (2003.05 – 2007.05)

Cardinal Lucas Moreira Neves, O.P.
(1987.07.09 – 1998.06.25)

De luce vigilo

Born:1925.09.16 (São João del Rey, MG, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1950.07.09
Consecrated Bishop:1967.08.26
Created Cardinal:1988.06.28
Died:2002.09.08 (Roma, Italy † 76)

Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil) (1967.06.09 – 1974.03.07)

Titular Bishop of Feradi maius (1967.06.09 – 1979.10.15)

Secretary of Pontifical Council for the Laity (1974.03.07 – 1979.10.15)

Titular Archbishop of Feradi maius (1979.10.15 – 1987.01.03)

Secretary of Congregation for Bishops (1979.10.15 – 1987.07.09)

Secretary of College of Cardinals (1979.11.15 – 1987.07.09)

Titular Archbishop of Vescovìo (1987.01.03 – 1987.07.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1987.07.09 – 1998.06.25)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Bonifacio ed Alessio (1988.06.28 – 1998.06.25)

President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1995 – 1998)

Prefect of Congregation for Bishops (1998.06.25 – 2000.09.16)

President of Pontifical Commission for Latin America (1998.06.25 – 2000.09.16)

Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina–Poggio Mirteto (1998.06.25 [1998.10.24] – 2002.09.08)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Bonifacio ed Alessio in commendum (1998.06.25 – 2002.09.08)

Cardinal Avelar Brandão Vilela
(1971.03.25 – 1986.12.19)

De plenitudine Christi

Born:1912.06.13 (Viçosa, MG, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1935.10.27
Consecrated Bishop:1946.10.27
Created Cardinal:1973.03.05
Died:1986.12.19 (São Salvador da Bahia, BA, Brazil † 74)

Priest of Aracaju (Brazil) (1935.10.27 – 1946.06.13)

Bishop of Petrolina (Brazil) (1946.06.13 – 1955.11.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Teresina (Brazil) (1955.11.05 – 1971.03.25)

Vice-President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1964 – 1968)

Second Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1965 – 1966)

President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1966 – 1972)

Vice-President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (1971 – 1974)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1971.03.25 – 1986.12.19)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Bonifacio ed Alessio (1973.03.05 – 1986.12.19)

Cardinal Eugênio de Araújo Sales
(1968.10.29 – 1971.03.13)

Impendam et superimpendar

Born:1920.11.08 (Acari, RJ, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1943.11.21
Consecrated Bishop:1954.08.15
Created Cardinal:1969.04.28
Died:2012.07.09 (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil † 91)

Priest of Natal (Brazil) (1943.11.21 – 1954.06.01)

Titular Bishop of Thibica (1954.06.01 – 1968.10.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Natal (Brazil) (1954.06.01 – 1968.10.29)

Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Natal (Brazil) (1961 – 1965)

Apostolic Administrator sede plena of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1964.07.06 – 1968.10.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1968.10.29 – 1971.03.13)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Gregorio VII (1969.04.30 – 2012.07.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (1971.03.13 – 2001.07.25)

Ordinary of Ordinariato para os Fiéis de Ritos Orientais no Brasil of the Eastern Rite (Brazil) (1972.06.22 – 2001.10.03)

Protopriest of College of Cardinals (2009.02.16 – 2012.07.09)

Bishop Eugênio de Araújo Sales (later Cardinal)
(Apostolic Administrator sede plena 1964.07.06 – 1968.10.29)

Cardinal Augusto Álvaro da Silva
(1924.12.17 – 1968.08.14)

Per crucem ad lucem

Born:1876.04.08 (Recife, PE, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1899.03.05
Consecrated Bishop:1911.10.22
Created Cardinal:1953.01.12
Died:1968.08.14 (São Salvador da Bahia, BA, Brazil † 92)

Bishop of Floresta (Brazil) (1911.05.12 – 1915.06.25)

Bishop of Barra (Brazil) (1915.06.25 – 1924.12.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1924.12.17 – 1968.08.14)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Angelo in Pescheria pro hac vice Title (1953.01.15 – 1968.08.14)

Archbishop Jerônimo Tomé da Silva
(1893.09.12 – 1924.02.15)

Born:1849.06.12 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1872.12.31
Consecrated Bishop:1890.10.26
Died:1924.02.15 († 74)

Bishop of Belém do Pará (Brazil) (1890.06.26 – 1893.09.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1893.09.12 – 1924.02.15)

Archbishop Antônio de Macedo Costa
(1890.06.26 – 1891.03.20)

Crux signum crux virtus crux et sapientia

Born:1830.08.07 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1857.12.09
Consecrated Bishop:1861.04.21
Died:1891.03.20 († 60)

Bishop of Belém do Pará (Brazil) (1860.12.17 – 1890.06.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1890.06.26 – 1891.03.20)

Archbishop Luís Antônio dos Santos
(1881.03.13 – 1890.06.26)

Born:1817.03.03 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1841.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1861.04.14
Died:1891.03.11 († 74)

Bishop of Ceará (Brazil) (1860.09.28 – 1881.03.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1881.03.13 – 1890.06.26)

Titular Archbishop of Chalcis (1890.06.26 – 1891.03.11)

Archbishop Joaquim Gonçalves de Azevedo
(1876.12.19 – 1879.11.06)

Born:1814.02.19 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1837.04.19
Consecrated Bishop:1866.07.01
Died:1879.11.06 († 65)

Bishop of Goiás (Brazil) (1865.09.25 – 1876.12.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1876.12.19 – 1879.11.06)

Archbishop Manoel Joaquim da Silveira
(1861.01.05 – 1874.06.23)

Born:1807.04.11 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1830.05.02
Consecrated Bishop:1852.01.25
Died:1874.06.23 († 67)

Bishop of São Luís do Maranhão (Brazil) (1851.09.05 – 1861.01.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1861.01.05 – 1874.06.23)

Archbishop Romualdo Antônio de Seixas
(1827.05.21 – 1860.12.29)

Born:1787.02.07 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1809.10.08
Consecrated Bishop:1827.10.28
Died:1860.12.29 († 73)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1827.05.21 – 1860.12.29)

Archbishop Vicente da Soledade Dias de Castro, O.S.B.
(1820.08.28 – 1823.03.31)

Born:1763.04.01 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1820.11.12
Died:1823.03.31 († 59)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1820.08.28 – 1823.03.31)

Archbishop Francisco de São Dâmaso de Abreu Vieira, O.F.M.
(1815.03.15 – 1816.11.18)

Born:1767.12.11 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1792.06.02
Consecrated Bishop:1805.01.27
Died:1816.11.18 († 48)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1804.10.29 – 1815.03.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1815.03.15 – 1816.11.18)

Archbishop José de Santa Escolástica Álvares Pereira, O.S.B.
(1804.03.16 – 1814.01.03)

Born:1742.02.20 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1767.04.21
Consecrated Bishop:1804.06.17
Died:1814.01.03 († 71)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1804.03.16 – 1814.01.03)

Archbishop Antônio Corrêa, O.E.S.A.
(1779.12.13 – 1802.07.12)

Born:1721.10.11 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1746.06.19
Consecrated Bishop:1780.04.09
Died:1802.07.12 († 80)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1779.12.13 – 1802.07.12)

Archbishop Antônio de São José, O.E.S.A.
(1778.07.20 – 1779.08.09)

Born:1704.02.21 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1728.09.26
Consecrated Bishop:1756.09.21
Died:1779.08.09 († 75)

Bishop of São Luís do Maranhão (Brazil) (1756.07.19 – 1778.07.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1778.07.20 – 1779.08.09)

Archbishop Joaquim Borges de Figueroa
(1773.03.08 – 1778.07.13)

Born:1714 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1770.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1771.10.28
Died:1788.09.25 († 73)

Bishop of Mariana (Brazil) (1771.06.17 – 1773.03.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1773.03.08 – 1778.07.13)

Archbishop Manoel de Santa Inês, O.C.D.
(1770.08.06 – 1771.06.22)

Born:1704 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1728.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:1746.03.13
Died:1771.06.22 († 66)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1745.12.15 – 1770.08.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1770.08.06 – 1771.06.22)

Archbishop José Botelho de Matos
(1741.01.02 – 1760.01.07)

Born:1678.11.05 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1713.08.06
Consecrated Bishop:1741.02.05
Died:1761.11.22 († 83)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1741.01.02 – 1760.01.07)

Archbishop José Fialho, O. Cist.
(1738.09.03 – 1741.01.02)

Born:1673.12.13 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1725.05.13
Died:1741.03.18 († 67)

Bishop of Olinda (Brazil) (1725.02.21 – 1738.09.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1738.09.03 – 1741.01.02)

Archbishop-Bishop of Guarda (Portugal) (1741.01.02 – 1741.03.18)

Archbishop Luis Álvares de Figueiredo
(1725.02.21 – 1735.08.27)

Born:1670 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1698.12.26
Consecrated Bishop:1716.11.30
Died:1735.08.27 († 64)

Titular Bishop of Verinopolis (1716.10.05 – 1725.02.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of Braga (Portugal) (1716.10.05 – 1725.02.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1725.02.21 – 1735.08.27)

Archbishop Sebastião Monteiro da Vida, S.J.
(1701.08.08 – 1722.09.07)

Born:1643.03.19
Ordained Priest:1671.08.30
Consecrated Bishop:1701.12.21
Died:1722.09.07 († 79)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1701.08.08 – 1722.09.07)

Archbishop João Franco de Oliveira
(1692.01.09 – 1701.04.18)

In Verbum Tuum

Born:1642
Consecrated Bishop:1687.10.05
Died:1715.08.02 († 72)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1687.06.09 – 1692.01.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1692.01.09 – 1701.04.18)

Archbishop-Bishop of Miranda (Portugal) (1701.04.18 – 1715.08.02)

Archbishop Manoel da Ressurreição, O.F.M.
(1687.05.12 – 1691.01.16)

Consecrated Bishop:1687.08.31
Died:1691.01.16

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1687.05.12 – 1691.01.16)

Archbishop João da Madre de Deus Araújo, O.F.M.
(1682.05.04 – 1686.06.13)

Born:1621 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1682.09.13
Died:1686.06.13 († 64)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1682.05.04 – 1686.06.13)

Archbishop Gaspar Barata de Mendonça
(1676.11.16 – 1681)

Born:1630 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1677.06.13
Died:1686.12.11 († 55)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1676.11.16 – 1681)

Bishops of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (Roman Rite)

Fr. Constantino Sampaio
(1672 – 1672)

Died:1672

Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (Brazil) (1672 – 1672)

Bishop Estevão dos Santos, C.R.S.J.E.
(1669.06.17 – 1672.06.06)

Born:1620 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1671.05.24
Died:1672.06.06 († 51)

Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (Brazil) (1669.06.17 – 1672.06.06)

Bishop Pedro da Silva Sampaio
(1632.09.06 – 1649.04.15)

Born:1572 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1633.02
Died:1649.04.15 († 76)

Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (Brazil) (1632.09.06 – 1649.04.15)

Bishop Miguel Pereira
(1627.11.29 – 1630.08.16)

Born:1562
Ordained Priest:1590
Consecrated Bishop:1628.05
Died:1630.08.16 († 67)

Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (Brazil) (1627.11.29 – 1630.08.16)

Bishop Marcos Teixeira de Mendonça
(1621.10.25 – 1624.10.08)

Born:1578 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1622
Died:1624.10.08 († 45)

Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (Brazil) (1621.10.25 – 1624.10.08)

Bishop Constantino Barradas
(1602.09.23 – 1618.06)

Born:1550 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1603.02.01
Died:1618.09.01 († 67)

Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (Brazil) (1602.09.23 – 1618.06)

Bishop Antônio Barreiros, O. Cist.
(1575.07.20 – 1600.05.11)

Died:1600.05.11

Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (Brazil) (1575.07.20 – 1600.05.11)

Bishop Pedro Leitão
(1558.03.23 – 1573.10)

Born:1519
Consecrated Bishop:1559.02
Died:1573.10 († 53)

Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (Brazil) (1558.03.23 – 1573.10)

Bishop Pedro Fernandes Sardinha
(1551.02.25 – 1556.06.02)

Born:1496 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1552.02.01
Died:1556.07.16 († 59)

Bishop of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (Brazil) (1551.02.25 – 1556.06.02)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (118)

Amargosa (←), Cruz das Almas (↖), Camaçari (↗)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 1,320 km²

Population: 1,491,000 Catholics (46.8% of 3,187,660 total)

Pastoral Centres: 101 parishes, 67 missions

Personnel: 259 priests (148 diocesan, 111 religious), 102 deacons, 765 religious (196 brothers, 569 sisters), 26 seminarians

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