13 April 2011

Provinces

VIS seems to indicate that a lot of new Provinces are being created all over theplace. What might be the ecclesial or ecclesiological significance of this?

5 comments:

Daphne Point said...

A most enigmatic post, Sir.

The Flying Dutchman said...

I think it is simply a matter of housekeeping. Since the metropolitan see of Luanda had ten suffragans, and Porto Alegre had seventeen, the time was perhaps ripe to create some new metropolitan sees?

The Flying Dutchman said...

I might add that on average there are four episcopal/archiepiscopal sees for every metropolitan see worldwide.

Conchúr said...

All in Brazil. Interesting.

Ir. Tomás de Aquino said...

Brazilian dioceses and archdioceses are too big... Well, Brazil is too big! If the Church could double the number of dioceses and archdioceses in Brazil we would still need more (I'm talking about too many people in too large areas). But I think the Chuch doesn't have money and bishops/priests enough to do it. But anything the Holy See does related to it is good. I myself live in a new created diocese (just two months). Separated from the Primatial Archdioces of São Salvador da Bahia (Holy Saviour in Bahia). Pray for Brazil and Brazilian catholics: protestans march over us and heresy is widespread