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Castelo Branco, Portugal
The city of Castelo Branco () is a municipality and former bishopric in Castelo Branco District Castelo Branco District ( pt, Distrito de Castelo Branco ) is located in Central Portugal. Its capital is Castelo Branco, Portugal, Castelo Branco, which is now also the most populous city, overtaking Covilhã, which was once the largest city. It ..., in Centro Region The Central Region ( pt, Região do Centro, ) or Central Portugal is one of the NUTS statistical regions of Portugal, statistical regions of Portugal. The cities with major administrative status inside this region are Coimbra, Aveiro, Portugal, Avei ..., Portugal. The name means "white castle" in Portuguese Portuguese may refer to: * anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Portugal ** Portuguese cuisine, traditional foods ** Portuguese language, a Romance language *** Portuguese dialects, variants of the Portuguese language ** Portug .... The city of Castelo Branco is made up of 19 Freguesias ''Freg ...
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Centro Region, Portugal
The Central Region ( pt, Região do Centro, ) or Central Portugal is one of the NUTS statistical regions of Portugal, statistical regions of Portugal. The cities with major administrative status inside this region are Coimbra, Aveiro, Portugal, Aveiro, Viseu, Caldas da Rainha, Leiria, Castelo Branco, Portugal, Castelo Branco, Covilhã, Torres Vedras and Guarda, Portugal, Guarda. It is one of the seven Regions of Portugal (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics, NUTS II subdivisions). It is also one of the regions of Europe, as given by the European Union for statistical and Geography, geographical purposes. Its area totals . As of 2011, its population totalled 2,327,026 inhabitants, with a population density of 82 inhabitants per square kilometre. History Inhabited by the Lusitanians, an Proto-Indo-Europeans, Indo-European people living in the western Iberian Peninsula, the Roman Republic, Romans settled in the region and colonized it as a part of the Roman Province of ...
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Manuel I Of Portugal
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Patriarch Of Lisboa
The Patriarchate of Lisbon ( la, Patriarchatus Olisiponensis) is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or patriarchate, patriarchal archdiocese of the Catholic Church in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Its episcopal see, archiepiscopal see is the Lisbon Cathedral, Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Mary Major, in Lisbon. The patriarchate also has three minor basilicas: the Basilica of Our Lady of the Martyrs, Lisboa, Basilica of Our Lady of the Martyrs and Estrela Basilica, Basilica of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Estrela, both in Lisbon; the Palace of Mafra, Basilica of Our Lady and St. Anthony in Mafra, Portugal, Mafra; and two World Heritage Site monasteries: the Jerónimos Monastery, Monastery of the Hieronymites, in Lisbon, and the Alcobaça Monastery, Monastery of Saint Mary of Alcobaça, in Alcobaça, Portugal, Alcobaça Patriarchate today The patriarchate pastorally served, as per 2014, 1,648,885 Catholics (86% of 1,924,650 total) on 3,735 km² in 285 parishes and ...
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Cardinal-Priest
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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Évora ( la, Archidioecesis Eborensis) has Évora Cathedral as its see. It has as suffragans the diocese of Beja and diocese of Faro. The current archbishop of Évora is José Francisco Sanches Alves. History Évora was raised to archiepiscopal rank in 1544, at which time it was given as suffragans the diocese of Leiria and diocese of Portalegre; in 1570 and later were added the diocese of Silves, diocese of Ceuta, diocese of Congo, diocese of São Tomé, diocese of Funchal, diocese of Cabo Verde, and diocese of Angra. Its bishop, Quintianus, was present at the Synod of Elvira early in the fourth century. There exists no complete list of his successors for the next two centuries, though some are known from ancient diptychs. In 584 the Visigothic king, Liuvigild, incorporated with his state the Kingdom of the Suebi, to which Évora had hitherto belonged. From the sixth and seventh centuries there remain a few Christian inscriptions pertaining t ...
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Augustinian Order
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Dominican Order
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Co-cathedral
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Cathedral Of Castelo Branco
The (Co-)Cathedral of Castelo Branco or Church of Saint Michael (archangel) ( pt, Sé de Castelo Branco, Igreja de São Miguel) is a Roman Catholic Latin Co-cathedral and former cathedral in Castelo Branco, Portugal, Castelo Branco, Portugal. It is the second official seat of the Catholic Diocese of Portalegre-Castelo Branco, as the bishopric's two-part title suggests, ranking after the Cathedral of Portalegre. History Much of the cathedral was built in the style of the Renaissance, in the 17th century. It lost its status as a cathedral in 1881 when the Diocese of Castelo Branco (founded 1771) was absorbed by the then Diocese of Portalegre (which also adopted its title). It was restored as co-cathedral in 1956. Since 12 September 1978, it is protected as one of the National monuments of Portugal.http://www.igespar.pt/pt/patrimonio/pesquisa/geral/patrimonioimovel/detail/73972/ References Sources and external links GCatholic with Google satellite map
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