Roman Catholic Diocese of Lodi

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Diocese of Lodi
Dioecesis Laudensis
Lodi Duomo facciata.JPG
Lodi Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Milan
Statistics
Area 894 km2 (345 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
256,855
253,166 (98.6%)
Parishes 126
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 4th century
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Sede vacante
Emeritus Bishops Giacomo Capuzzi, Giuseppe Merisi
Map
Roman Catholic Diocese of Lodi in Italy.svg
Website
www.diocesi.lodi.it

The Italian Catholic Diocese of Lodi (Latin: Dioecesis Laudensis) has existed since the fourth century, and is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Milan.[1]

History[edit]

Under Diocletian, according to the local legend, 4000 Christians with their bishop, whose name is unknown, were burned alive in their church. St. Bassianus, the patron of the city of Lodi, was certainly bishop in 378.

Other bishops were:

Parishes[edit]

The diocese has 406 parishes, all in the Lombardy region: 386 in the Province of Lodi, 12 in the Province of Milan, 6 in the Province of Cremona and 2 in the Province of Pavia.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page
  2. ^ Source for parishes: CCI (2008), Parrocchie, Chiesa Cattolica Italiana, retrieved 2008-03-14 .

External links[edit]

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

Coordinates: 45°19′00″N 9°30′00″E / 45.3167°N 9.5000°E / 45.3167; 9.5000