Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Naples

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Archdiocese of Naples
Archidioecesis Neapolitana
Arcidiocesi di Napoli
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Naples Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Naples
Statistics
Area 274 km2 (106 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,608,000
1,600,000 (99.5%)
Parishes 287
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 1st Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di Maria SS. Assunta
Patron saint Aspren
Januarius
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Crescenzio Sepe
Auxiliary Bishops Lucio Lemmo
Gennaro Acampa

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Naples (Latin: Archidioecesis Neapolitana) is a Roman Catholic Archdiocese in southern Italy, the see being in Naples. A Christian community was founded there in the 1st century AD and the diocese of Naples was raised to the level of an Archdiocese in the 10th century.[1] Two of Archbishops of Naples have been elected Pope, Paul IV and Innocent XII.[2][3]

In 2004 it counted c. 1,600,000 baptized people.[1]

The current ordinary of the Archdiocese of Naples is Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe. Lucio Lemmo and Gennaro Acampa are auxiliary bishops.[1]

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Cheney, David M. (02 July 2014). "Archdiocese of Napoli {Naples}, Archidioecesis Neapolitanus". Catholic Hierarchy. Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Loughlin, James (1911). "Pope Paul IV". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Ott, Michael (1910). "Pope Innocent XII". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 

Coordinates: 40°51′09″N 14°15′34″E / 40.85250°N 14.25944°E / 40.85250; 14.25944