The Rio de Janeiro



Various religious doctrines are manifest in the city. Expanded on an array of social dominance Catholic - because of immigration and the colonization process and the absence of a secular state that at the time, advocated Catholicism - most locals still declares itself as such. However, it is a substantial presence of dozens of Protestant denominations (about 18% of population), and of Spiritualism, which presents a considerable penetration, with more than 200,000 fans. The african-Brazilian religions (Candomblé and Umbanda) is supported by various social groups, although professed by less than 2% of the population.

According to the latest census of the IBGE, the percentage of those who do not have any religious affiliation is significant - than the national average of 7.3% - by staying, including the community spirit and Umbanda. Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews and Buddhists are minorities, but on the rise.

Roman Catholic Church

The Archdiocese of Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro, Cathedral of their Metropolitan Ecclesiastical Province, belongs to the Eastern Regional Bishops' Council I of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (Catholic) (installed in Rio until 1977). Founded in 1676, covers a territory of 1,721 km ², divided into 252 parishes.

The Cathedral of san Sebastiao of Rio de Janeiro or Catedral Metropolitana, was inaugurated in 1979 in the downtown area. Its facilities trim a large collection of historical and religious value: the Archdiocesan Museum of Sacred Art and Archdiocesan Archive. There also are based Bank of Providence Archdiocese and Caritas. Contemporary in style, has a cone shape, with 96 meters in diameter and capable of receiving up to 20 thousand faithful. The splendor of the building, straight lines and sober, is due to shifting windows carved in the walls to the summit. Its design and implementation was coordinated by Monsignor Anthony Calliari Ivo (1918-2005).

San Sebastian is recognized as the patron of the city, which is why it was named canon of St. Sebastian of Rio de Janeiro. "

Protestant and evangelical churches

In the city have several Protestant creeds or retired, exemplified by Baptist Evangelical Church, Presbyterian, Methodist, Congregational, Seventh Day Adventist and Lutheran, Pentecostal and the source: Universal Kingdom of God, Assembly of God Christian Congregation of Brazil, Gospel Foursquare, House Blessing, God is Love, Maranatha and New Life. On decades, Comino is a further advancement of these churches, mainly in the peripheral and central.

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