Roman Catholic Diocese of Parma

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Diocese of Parma
Dioecesis Parmensis
Duomo e Battistero di Parma.jpg
Parma Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Modena-Nonantola
Area 2,100 km2 (810 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
308,247 (96.1%)
Parishes 309
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 4th Century (413 years ago)
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale della Assunzione di Maria Virgine
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Enrico Solmi

The Italian Catholic Diocese of Parma (Latin: Dioecesis Parmensis) has properly been called Diocese of Parma (-Fontevivo) since 1892.[1] Its see is Parma Cathedral. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Modena-Nonantola.


The first known Bishop of Parma is Urbanus, a partisan of the antipope Ursicinus, and deposed by Pope Damasus in 378.[2]

Other bishops were:


  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page
  2. ^ PD-icon.svg "Diocese of Parma". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 

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