Roman Catholic Diocese of Aveiro

Diocese of Aveiro
Dioecesis Aveirensis
Diocese de Aveiro

Country Portugal
Ecclesiastical province Braga
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Braga
Area 1,537 km2 (593 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
274,400 (87.2%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 24 August 1938
Cathedral Cathedral of St Dominic in Aveiro
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Antonio Francisco dos Santos
Metropolitan Archbishop Jorge IV
Website of the Diocese

The Portuguese Roman Catholic Diocese of Aveiro (Latin: Dioecesis Aveirensis) has existed since 1938. In that year it was formed as territories taken from the historical diocese of Coimbra, diocese of Porto and diocese of Viseu were combined. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Braga.[1]

Its see at Aveiro is also the capital of the district of Aveiro. The bishop is António Francisco dos Santos, appointed in 2006.[2]

Bishop António Francisco dos Santos

List of Bishops of Aveiro

  1. António Freire Gameiro de Sousa (1774–1799)
  2. António José Cordeiro (1801–1813)
  3. Manuel Pacheco de Resende (1815–1837)
  4. António de Santo Ilídio da Fonseca e Silva (1840
  5. António Mendes Bello (1881), Diocesan administrator
  6. João Evangelista de Lima Vidal (1940–1958)
  7. Domingos da Apresentação Fernandes (1958–1962)
  8. Manuel de Almeida Trindade (1962–1988)
  9. António Baltasar Marcelino (January 20, 1988-September 21, 2006)
  10. António Francisco dos Santos (since September 21, 2006)


  1. Aveiro (Diocese) [Catholic-Hierarchy]
  2. Bishop António Francisco dos Santos [Catholic-Hierarchy]

Coordinates: 40°38′23″N 8°39′01″W / 40.6397°N 8.6504°W / 40.6397; -8.6504

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