Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pescara-Penne

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Archdiocese of Pescara-Penne
Archidioecesis Piscariensis-Pinnensis
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Pescara Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Pescara-Penne
Area 1,600 km2 (620 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
292,000 (98%)
Parishes 126
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5th century
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Cetteo Vescovo e Martire (Pescara)
Co-cathedral Concattedrale di S. Massimo (Penne)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Tommaso Valentinetti
Emeritus Bishops Francesco Cuccarese
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The Archdiocese of Pescara-Penne (Latin: Archidioecesis Piscariensis-Pinnensis) was a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in central Italy. It was created in 1982, by a name change and elevation in rank from the Diocese of Penne e Pescara.[1] That was in turn created in 1949, when the historic diocese of Penne-Atri was split up, with Atri going to form the Diocese of Teramo-Atri. The Diocese of Atri had been united with the Diocese of Penne in 1252.[2]

The seat of the archbishops is in the Pescara Cathedral.[1]




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

Coordinates: 42°55′00″N 12°54′00″E / 42.9167°N 12.9000°E / 42.9167; 12.9000