Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Maria

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Maria
Archdiocese of Santa Maria
Archidioecesis Sanctae Mariae
Location
Country Brazil
Metropolitan Santa Maria
Statistics
Area 18,866 km2 (7,284 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
488,258
382,247 (78.3%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Catedral Imaculada Conceição
Current leadership
Bishop Hélio Adelar Rubert

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Maria (Latin: Archdioecesis Sanctae Mariae) is a archdiocese located in the city of Santa Maria. Before being elevated to an archdiocese itself in 2011 it was part of the Ecclesiastical province of Porto Alegre in Brazil.

Contents

History

  • August 15, 1910: Established as Diocese of Santa Maria from the Diocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande
  • April 13, 2011: Elevated to archdiocese

Special Churches

  • Minor Basilica
    • Basílica Santuário Nossa Senhora Medianeira

Leadership

  • Archbishops of Santa Maria (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Hélio Adelar Rubert (2011.04.13 — present)
  • Bishops of Santa Maria (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Hélio Adelar Rubert (2004.03.24 – 2011.04.13)
    • Bishop José Ivo Lorscheiter (1974.02.05 – 2004.03.24)
    • Bishop Érico Ferrari (1971.04.29 – 1973.04.29)
    • Bishop Luís Victor Sartori (1960.09.14 – 1970.04.10)
    • Bishop Antônio Reis (1931.07.31 – 1960.09.14)
    • Bishop Ático Eusébio da Rocha (later Archbishop) (1922.10.27 – 1928.12.17)
    • Bishop Miguel de Lima Valverde (later Archbishop) (1911.02.06 – 1922.02.10)

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