Roman Catholic Diocese of Patti

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Diocese of Patti
Dioecesis Pactensis
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Patti Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela
Area 1,648 km2 (636 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
160,000 (84%)
Parishes 40
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 12th Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Bartolomeo
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Ignazio Zambito
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The Italian Catholic Diocese of Patti (Latin: Dioecesis Pactensis) is in Sicily. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela.[1]


Count Ruggiero founded at Patti a Benedictine abbey, and in 1131 the antipope Anacletus II made Patti an episcopal see, uniting it with the Abbey of Lipari. Pope Eugenius III in 1157 confirmed the action of the antipope, the first legitimate pastor of the see being Gilbertus.

In 1399, Lipari and Patti were separated, and the first bishop of the separate see of Patti was Francesco Hermemir. Other bishops were:


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

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