Roman Catholic Diocese of San Marino-Montefeltro

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Diocese of San Marino-Montefeltro
Dioecesis Sammarinensis-Feretranus
Diocesi di San Marino-Montefeltro
Pennabilli Cathedral
Country Italy, San Marino
Ecclesiastical province Ravenna-Cervia
Area 800 km2 (310 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
64,004 (94.8%)
Parishes 81
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 9th century
Cathedral Cattedrale Collegiata di S. Bartolomeo (Pennabilli)
Co-cathedral Basilica Concattedrale di S. Marino (San Marino)
Concattedrale di S. Leo (San Leo)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Andrea Turazzi
Co-cathedral Basilica in San Marino (left) Co-cathedral in San Leo (right)

The Italian Catholic Diocese of San Marino-Montefeltro was until 1977 the historic Diocese of Montefeltro. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Ravenna-Cervia.[1] The current diocese includes all the parishes of San Marino.


The earliest mention of Montefeltro, as Mona Feretri, is in the diplomas by which Charlemagne confirmed the donation of Pepin.

The first known bishop of Montefeltro was Agatho (826), whose residence was at San Leo.

Other bishops were:

Under Bishop Flaminios Dondi (1724) the see was again transferred to San Leo, but later it returned to Pennabilli. The historic diocese was a suffragan of the archdiocese of Urbino.[2]

On Tuesday, 18 September 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed the bishop of San Marino-Montefeltro, Bishop Luigi Negri, to serve as one of the Synod Fathers for the upcoming October 2012 13th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization.[3]

Bishops of Montefeltro[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page
  2. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia article
  3. ^

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Diocese of Montefeltro". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company. 

Coordinates: 43°49′02″N 12°15′56″E / 43.8172°N 12.2655°E / 43.8172; 12.2655