Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pesaro

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Archdiocese of Pesaro
Archidioecesis Pisaurensis
Il Duomo di Pesaro.jpg
Pesaro Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Pesaro
Statistics
Area 287 km2 (111 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
120,697
117,017 (97%)
Parishes 54
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 3rd century
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Piero Coccia
Map
Arcidiocesi di Pesaro.svg
Website
www.arcidiocesipesaro.it

The Archdiocese of Pesaro (Latin: Archidioecesis Pisaurensis) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in central Italy. Its see at Pesaro was elevated in status to archiepiscopal see in 2000. Its suffragans are the Diocese of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola and the Archdiocese of Urbino-Urbania-Sant'Angelo in Vado.[1]

History[edit]

The first bishop, St. Florentius, is said to have governed this see in the middle of the second century, while the bishop, St. Decentius, according to tradition, suffered martyrdom under Diocletian.

Bishop Heradianus was at the Council of Sardica in 343. Other bishops were:

Notes[edit]

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