Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maputo

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Maputo Francisco Chimoio Teodósio de Gouveia
Archdiocese of Maputo

Archidioecesis Maputensis
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Location
CountryMozambique
Ecclesiastical provinceMaputo
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
4,661,000
1,134,000 (24.3%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established21 January 1612
CathedralOur Lady of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopFrancisco Chimoio, OFM Cap
Auxiliary BishopsAntónio Juliasse Ferreira Sandramo
Bishops emeritusAlexandre José Maria Cardinal dos Santos, O.F.M.
Website
www.arquidiocesedemaputo.org

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maputo (Latin: Maputensis) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Maputo in Mozambique.

History

Cathedral

The seat of the archbishop is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (Catedral Metropolitana de Nossa Senhora da Conceição) in Maputo.

Bishops

Ordinaries

Prelates of Mozambique

Archbishops of Maputo

Until 1976, the Archbishop of Maputo was titled the Archbishop of Lourenço Marques.

  1. Teodósio de Gouveia (see above 4 September 1940 – 6 February 1962) (Cardinal in 1946)
  2. Custódio Alvim Pereira (3 August 1962 – 26 August 1974)
  3. Alexandre José Maria dos Santos, OFM (23 December 1974 – 22 February 2003) (Cardinal in 1988)
  4. Francisco Chimoio, OFM Cap (since 22 February 2003)

Auxiliary Bishops

Other priests of this diocese who became bishops

Suffragan dioceses

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Kenny, O.P., Joseph (1982). The Catholic Church in Tropical Africa 1445-1850. Ibadan University Press & Dominican Publications. Archived from the original on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2015.