Roman Catholic Diocese of Leiria-Fátima

Diocese of Leiria-Fátima
Dioecesis Leiriensis-Fatimensis
Diocese de Leiria-Fátima
Country Portugal
Ecclesiastical province Lisbon
Metropolitan Patriarchate of Lisbon
Area 1,700 km2 (660 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
255,000 (96.2%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 17 January 1918
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Leiria
Patron saint Our Lady of Fátima
St Augustine of Hippo
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop António Augusto dos Santos Marto
Metropolitan Archbishop Manuel III
Emeritus Bishops Serafim de Sousa Ferreira e Silva Bishop Emeritus (1993-2006)
Website of the Diocese

The Portuguese Catholic Diocese of Leiria–Fátima (Latin: Dioecesis Leiriensis–Fatimensis) has existed under this name since 1984, the diocese of Leiria being renamed in that year. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Lisbon.[1]

The diocese of Leiria was re-established in 1918, having first been created in 1545 and suppressed in 1881.[2]

Bishops of Leiria

Leiria Cathedral

See also


  1. Catholic Hierarchy page
  2. Diocese of Leiria – Fátima, Portugal

Coordinates: 39°44′46″N 8°48′25″W / 39.7461°N 8.8070°W / 39.7461; -8.8070

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