Roman Catholic Diocese of Chioggia

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Diocese of Chioggia
Dioecesis Clodiensis
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Chioggia Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Venice
Statistics
Area 1,000 km2 (390 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
125,000
124,000 (99.2%)
Parishes 68
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 7th Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Adriano Tessarollo
Emeritus Bishops Angelo Daniel
Map
Roman Catholic Diocese of Chioggia in Italy.svg
Website
www.diocesidichioggia.it

The Italian Catholic Diocese of Chioggia (Latin: Dioecesis Clodiensis) is in the Veneto. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Venice.[1]

History[edit]

Chioggia in antiquity was known as Fossa Clodia; in the Middle Ages as Clugia. In 1106, Enrico Grancarolo, Bishop of the island of Malamocco, then nearly deserted, transferred his see to Chioggia.

Other bishops were:

Cardinal Pietro Bembo was a canon of the cathedral.[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. 

Coordinates: 45°13′00″N 12°17′00″E / 45.2167°N 12.2833°E / 45.2167; 12.2833