Military Ordinariate of Portugal

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Military Ordinariate of Portugal

Ordinariato Castrense de Portugal
Igreja da Memória - Lisboa - Portugal (5285190638).jpg
Igreja da Memória, in Lisbon, the cathedral of the Military Ordinariate
Location
CountryPortugal
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established29 May 1966 (56 years ago)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopRui Manuel Sousa Valério
Website
www.ecclesia.pt

The Military Ordinariate of Portugal (Portuguese: Ordinariato Castrense de Portugal) is a military ordinariate of the Roman Catholic Church. Immediately subject to the Holy See, it provides pastoral care to Roman Catholics serving in the Portuguese Armed Forces and their families.

History[edit]

It was established as a military vicariate 29 May 1966, and was elevated to a military ordinariate on 21 July 1986.[citation needed]

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Military vicars[edit]

Military ordinaries[edit]

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