Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Paulo

Archdiocese of São Paulo
Archidioecesis Sancti Pauli in Brasilia

Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Paul
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province São Paulo
Area 655 km2 (253 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
4,815,000 (70%)
Rite Latin Rite
Established 6 December 1745 (270 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora da Assunção e São Paulo
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Odilo Scherer
Auxiliary Bishops Júlio Endi Akamine S.A.C.
Devair Araújo da Fonseca
Sérgio de Deus Borges
José Roberto Fortes Palau
Carlos Lema Garcia
Eduardo Vieira dos Santos
Emeritus Bishops Paulo Evaristo Arns, O.F.M.

The Archdiocese of São Paulo (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Pauli in Brasilia) is a Latin Metropolitan Archbishopric of the Roman Catholic Church in Brazil.

The Archdiocese is currently headed by Odilo Scherer since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on 21 March 2007, an appointment that ended almost four decades of Franciscan leadership in the archdiocese: both predecessors, Cardinals Paulo Evaristo Arns and Cláudio Hummes, belonged to that Order.

Its cathedral episcopal see, the Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora da Assunção e São Paulo, in the metropolis São Paulo, was dedicated to the Assumption of Mary on September 5, 1964. The city also has three minor basilicas : Basílica de Nossa Senhora da Assunção, Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Carmo (both also Marian) and Basílica do Santíssimo Sacramento (dedicated to the Hly Sacrament).


Episcopal Ordinaries

(all Roman Rite)

Suffragan Bishops of São Paulo
Metropolitan Archbishops of São Paulo


Its ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitan's own Archdiocese and these Suffragan bishoprics, mostly Latin too, but also a few Eastern Catholic, notably Byzantine Rite :


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    Coordinates: 23°33′04″S 46°38′04″W / 23.55111°S 46.63444°W / -23.55111; -46.63444

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