Roman Catholic Diocese of Mantua

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Diocese of Mantua
Dioecesis Mantuana
Mantova-piazza sordello6.jpg
Mantua Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Milan
Statistics
Area 2,080 km2 (800 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
363,414
345,280 (95.0%)
Information
Rite Roman
Established 804 (1210 years ago)
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Pietro Apostolo
Co-cathedral Basilica di S. Andrea Apostolo
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Roberto Busti
Emeritus Bishops Egidio Caporello
Map
Roman Catholic Diocese of Mantua in Italy.svg
Website
www.diocesidimantova.it
Basilica di S. Andrea Apostolo (Co-cathedral)

The Diocese of Mantua (Latin: Dioecesis Mantuana) is a see of the Catholic Church in Italy. It was erected in 804, and is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Milan. The diocese has produced one Pope and (Latin) Patriarch of Constantinople, and two cardinals.

The diocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its bishop is the Cathedral of S. Pietro Apostolo; Mantova also contains the Basilica of S. Andrea. The last Bishop of Mantova was Egidio Caporello, appointed by Pope John Paul II on June 28, 1986. As of 2013 the Bishop was Roberto Busti.

List of bishops of Mantova since 1252[edit]

Bishop Start date End date
Martin de Puzalerio 1252 Appointed 24 July 1268 Died
Antonio Uberti 14 November 1390 Appointed 1417 Died
Giovanni degli Uberti 16 February 1418 Appointed 1428 Died
Matteo Boniperti, O.P. 21 May 1428 Appointed 24 August 1444 Died
Galeazzo Cavriani 11 September 1444 Appointed 16 July 1466 Died
Francesco Gonzaga 20 August 1466 Appointed 21 October 1483 Died
Sigismondo Gonzaga 10 February 1511 Appointed 10 May 1521 Resigned
Ercole Gonzaga 10 May 1521 Appointed 2 March 1563 Died
Federico Gonzaga 4 June 1563 Appointed 21 February 1565 Died
Francesco Gonzaga 15 May 1565 Appointed 6 January1566 Died
Gregorio Boldrini, O.P. 7 February 1567 Appointed 2 November 1574 Died
Marco Fedele Gonzaga 28 November 1574 Appointed 8 September 1583 Died
Alessandro Andreasi 14 November 1583 Appointed 23 March 1593 Died
Francesco Gonzaga, O.F.M. 30 April 1593 Appointed 2 March 1620 Died
Vincenzo Agnello Suardi 2 March 1620 Succeeded September 1644 Died
Maffeo Vitale, O.F.M. 5 February 1646 Appointed 23 June 1669 Died
Ferdinando Tiberius Gonzaga 23 February 1671 Appointed 1673 Died
Joannes Lucidus Cataneo 12 March 1674 Appointed February 1685 Died
Enrico Vialardi, B. 3 March 1687 Appointed 6 December 1711 Died
Alessandro Arrigoni 30 January1713 Appointed 13 August 1718 Died
Antonio Guidi di Bagno (it) 26 April 1719 Appointed 21 December 1761 Died
Juan Portugal de la Puebla 29 March 1762 Appointed 17 January1770 Resigned
Giovanni Battista de Pergen 29 January1770 Appointed 12 November 1807 Died
Giuseppe Maria Bozzi 16 May 1823 Appointed 14 December 1833 Died
Giovanni Battista Bellé 24 July 1835 Confirmed 30 June 1844 Died
Giovanni Corti 12 April 1847 Confirmed 12 December 1868 Died
Pietro Rota 27 October 1871 Appointed 3 May 1879 Retired
Giovanni Maria Berengo 12 May 1879 Appointed 10 November 1884 Appointed Archbishop of Udine
St. Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto 10 November 1884 Appointed 15 June 1893 Appointed Patriarch of Venezia, later Pope Pius X
Paolo Carlo Francesco Origo 18 March 1895 Appointed 13 November 1928 Died
Domenico Menna 16 November 1928 Appointed 8 September 1954 Retired
Antonio Poma 8 September 1954 Appointed 16 July 1967 Appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Bologna
Carlo Ferrari 19 October 1967 Appointed 28 June 1986 Retired
Egidio Caporello 28 June 1986 Appointed 13 July 2007 Retired
Roberto Busti 13 July 2007 Appointed

Parishes[edit]

There are 168 parishes, all in the Lombardy region; 166 are in the Province of Mantua and 2 in the Province of Cremona.[1]

Notes[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°10′00″N 10°48′00″E / 45.1667°N 10.8000°E / 45.1667; 10.8000