Roman Catholic Diocese of San Miniato

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Diocese of San Miniato
Dioecesis Sancti Miniati
San Miniato Cathedral.jpg
San Miniato Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Florence
Statistics
Area 691 km2 (267 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
170,142
158,000 (92.9%)
Parishes 91
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5 December 1622 (392 years ago)
Cathedral Cattedrale di Ss. Maria Assunta e Genesio
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Fausto Tardelli
Map
Italy Tuscany Diocese map San Miniato.svg
Website
www.sanminiato.chiesacattolica.it

The Italian Catholic Diocese of San Miniato (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Miniati) is in Tuscany. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Florence.[1]

History[edit]

In 1248 San Genesio was completely destroyed. In 1397 the town was taken by Florence. From 1248 the chapter was transferred from San Genesio to San Miniato, and in 1526 the head of the chapter obtained the episcopal dignity. In 1408 the Republic of Florence wished to have it made an episcopal see, being then a suffragan of the archdiocese of Lucca.

Finally in 1622 San Miniato became a see. Its first bishop was Franceseo Nori (1624).[2]

Notes[edit]

  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.