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Angra

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The episcopal see of the Azores, suffragan of Lisbon, known as Angra do Heroismo, created in 1534 by Paul III, vacant from 1637 to 1671. It is situated on the island of Terceira and includes, besides that island, the eight others that form the group of the Azores: São Jorge, Graciosa, Fayal, Pico, Flores, Corvo, São Miguel, and Santa Maria. The entire population, nearly all Catholic, is 262,073. There are 353 priests, 108 parishes, 41 succursal, or mission, churches, and 332 churches and chapels.


Sources

BATTANDIER, Ann. Pont. Cath. (Paris, 1905), 213; WERNER, Orbis Terr. Cath. (Freiburg, 1890) 51; THOMAS AB INCARNAT., Hist. Eccl. Lusitaniæ (Coimbra, 1757-63).

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APA citation. Angra. (1907). In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01513c.htm

MLA citation. "Angra." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01513c.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Michael Christensen.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. March 1, 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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