Roman Catholic Diocese of Vila Real

Diocese of Vila Real
Dioecesis Vilaregalensis
Diocese de Vila Real

Country Portugal
Ecclesiastical province Braga
Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Braga
Area 4,237 km2 (1,636 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
289,600 (98.7%)
Rite Latin Rite
Established 20 April 1922
Cathedral Cathedral of St Dominic in Vila Real
Patron saint Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Amândio José Tomás
Metropolitan Archbishop Jorge IV
Website of the Diocese

The Portuguese Catholic diocese of Vila Real (Latin: Dioecesis Villaregalensis) has existed since 1922. In that year it was formed from territories in the diocese of Bragança-Miranda, archdiocese of Braga, and diocese of Lamego. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Braga, in the Norte region, with its see at the Cathedral of Vila Real.[1]


  1. Catholic Hierarchy page

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