Brazilian military ordinariate

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Brazilian military ordinariate
Basic data
Country Brazil
Ecclesiastical province Immediate
Diocesan bishop Fernando José Monteiro Guimarães CSsR
Auxiliary bishop José Francisco Falcão de Barros
Emeritus diocesan bishop Osvino José Both
founding 1950
Parishes 169 ( 12/31/2013 / AP2014 )
Diocesan priest 131 ( 12/31/2013 / AP2014 )
Religious priest 14 (31.12.2013 / AP2014 )
Permanent deacons 47 ( 12/31/2013 / AP2014 )
Friars 14 (31.12.2013 / AP2014 )
Religious sisters 12 (31.12.2013 / AP2014 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language Portuguese
cathedral Catedral Militar Rainha da Paz
Catedral Militar Rainha da Paz

The Brazilian Military Ordinary is a military ordinariate in Brazil and is responsible for the Brazilian armed forces .


The military ordinariate in the Federative Republic of Brazil provides pastoral care to members of the Brazilian armed forces of Catholic denominations. It was made by Pope Pius XII. Erected on November 6, 1950. By mutual agreement between the Holy See and the Republic of Brazil, the seat of the Brazilian Military Ordinary was in Rio de Janeiro and was later moved to Brasília . From the proclamation of the papal bull of November 6, 1950, the Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro , Cardinal Jaime de Barros Câmara , was the first military bishop of Brazil (military) to take office.

Military (arch) bishops in Brazil
No. Surname Office from to
1 Jaime Cardinal de Barros Câmara Military
Archbishop Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro
November 6, 1950 November 9, 1963
2 José Newton de Almeida Baptista Military
Archbishop Archbishop of Brasilia
November 9, 1963 October 31, 1990
3 Geraldo do Espírito Santo Avila Military archbishop
until 1998 titular archbishop
October 31, 1990 November 14, 2005
4th Osvino José Both Military archbishop June 7, 2006 August 6, 2014
5 Fernando José Monteiro Guimarães CSsR Military archbishop August 6, 2014

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