Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Monaco

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Archdiocese of Monaco
Archiodioecesis Monoecensis
Archidiocèse de Monaco
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Country Monaco
Metropolitan Immediately Subject to the Holy See
Area 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
30,000 (82.5%)
Parishes 6
Rite Latin Rite
Established March 15, 1877
Cathedral Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Bernard Barsi

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Monaco (Latin: Archidioecesis Monoecensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Monaco. It was erected as the Diocese of Monaco by Pope Leo XIII on March 15, 1887, and was elevated to the rank of an archdiocese by Pope John Paul II on July 30, 1981.[1]

The archdiocese's mother church and thus seat of its archbishop is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (Saint Nicholas's or Monaco Cathedral). Bernard César Augustin Barsi was appointed Archbishop of Monaco by Pope John Paul II on May 16, 2000.

There are five parish churches including: Saint-Charles Church, Church St. Devote, Saint Martin Church, and Saint Nicholas Church. Chapels include: Chapel of Mercy, Chapel of the Sacred Heart, and the Carmelite Chapel.

On Sunday November 13, 2011, the parish church of Saint Martin celebrated its centenary in the presence of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, with Princess Caroline and Princess Alexandra of Hanover. Archbishop Barsi blessed the Byzantine cross and the third bell named "Alexandra".[2]

List of bishops and archbishops of Monaco[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cheney, David M. "Archdiocese of Monaco". Catholic-Hierarchy. 
  2. ^ Centenary of Saint-Martin parish

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Coordinates: 43°43′51″N 7°25′27″E / 43.73083°N 7.42417°E / 43.73083; 7.42417